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VOL. 0. 


NO. 1. 

]>()ETRY. I 


-l.l.l'.tTLD IIYS. W. li'il-MNCKn. 

There is a i^ali' Stands npcii wUU'. 
Vnd tlii-ough its portals gleamiii-,', 
\ radimicf. from the cross atar 
The Savior's love revealing. 

0! depths of mercy, can there i>o 
Tliiit gate stands open wide for me. 
Stiiiuls open wide both night and day? 
Stiuuls opuu wiilc for me ? 

Tlial open gate stands free for all. 
Who seek Ihroagh it salvation; 
The rich and poor, the gieat and bmall. 
or every tribe and nation. 

depths of nioicy, &c. 

Uopen stands for old and young, 
Thougli filled with joy or sorrow, 
The spirit woos your soul along; 
The gate may close to morrow. 

I) Mnncr, waken from your guilt, 

Nor let your heart deceive you; 

For you the blood of Christ was spilled, 

Ik's waiting to reeeive you. 


blessed spirit, lead me in 
And let me falter never ; 
Make me a vietor over sin, 

1 II pniise Thee, then lon-ver. 

Pioss onward.then, though foes may frown 
A'hile mei-ey'6 gate is open; 
Accept the cross and wiu the crown, 
Love's everlasting token. 

When fin the river'.s brink we lay, 
The cross that here is given. 
And bear a ciown of life away, 
111 pmise thee then in heaven, 





'■ Lord, make me to know mine end, and 
till; nieasuie of my days, what it is, that I 
itiay know how frail I am.''— Ps. 30; 4. 

The poet sings, 

■■ And now my soul, another year. 
Of tliy short life is past." 

Ill u general sense, lliia seutiraent 
i-Miol .strictly orrect, as the life of 
tlie soul is not short, but U eternal. 
But in the restricted sense in which 
■^ve Use andnnderstantl it, in its exist- 
ing in the body, ills (rue, and wc do 
well to heed it. The Scripture licad- 
"ig these tliought.s is very suggestive 
to the reflecting mind. Lord mahr 
'"t; '<> knoir uiine end. How very 
aolemn to contemplate that on earth 
We have an end. Notwithstanrling 
toe prominence of the man either in 
the Church or in the State, his life 
on earth has an nid , and itseful as 
he may be, his usefulness on earth 
will end. Then Lord uudr me to know 
^ly e7id; personally, make me know 
»t for myself and not for anoOor; 
^nd the measure, or number, of m</ 
<^s what it is. If by reason of 
strength, man should live four score 
years, the number of his days would 
oe 29,220, and how rapidly do these 

pass awav, and how very =;liort will 
this long life he after 20.000 of iis 
d^ys are past and gone. But how 
f.'w attain tliis high number of days. 
Yesterday I buried one who had on- 
ly attained 10 days, and a f^^w days 
previous, one who had attained 23,- 
335 days. Then Oh, Lord teach us 
to number our days, and at the close 
of each oup, to make the proper .de- 
duction, that ] waij /mow how frail 

The Psalmist say?, / thmi^ht on 
iivf ways, and we do well often to 
think on ours. 1 have found it 
profitable to associate these thoughts 
with periodic seasons or eveuts, such 
as our birihdaiis, the /aj;,and ihQ tii'st 
days of the year, the day of our bap- 
tismal covenant with God &c. By 
this none will understand meto mean 
tiiat these are the only days in our 
lives that we can with profit thiuk 
on our ways. But these returning 
periods in niir lives are suggestive of 
special seriousness, and tio the few 
whose birthday is also New Vears 
day, it is extraordinarily Ho. The 
ba[)tisnial day of some Is also New 
Years" d.iy. So at the closiug of the 
old, and.begJTining of tlie New Year, 
let us all unite in thinking over the 
past, and t.'^memplate the new year 
upon which we now enter. 

Many, very many, both in and out 
of God and His Church, who com- 
menced the year of our Lord 1873 
with us under as fuir prospects to live 
to see its closing scenes as we, have 
sickened and died, aod thus have 
passed from the scenes and turaioils 
iocident to a life of trial and disap-. 
pointmeiit; some by slow and lin- 
gering dif^oase, others suddenly hur- 
ried hence without a moments notice. 
Their bodies have returned to the 
I earth from whence they came, and 
their spirits to God who gave it, in 
whose custody they will remain until 
'' Our God shall come, and shall not 
keep silence; where He will call to 
the heavens from above, and to the 
earth, that he may judge his people. 
And to gather his sa'.nts to him who 
have made a covenant with him by 
sacrifice, " while the unregeueraie 
shall then come lorth to everlasting 
shame and contempt. 

We who have survived these, and 
have been permitted to remain in the 
body to fee and realize the close of 
the old, and the beginning of the 
New Year, have yet to pass through 
the same ordeal through which thpy 
have passed ; and will that event 
transpire this year, is a thought that 
we do well to consider. 

In the past year many of the faith- 
ful in the Church have fallen be- 
neath the heavy tread of the pale 

horse with his rider, death. Among 
these were the Khlers, ^t;mdard bear- 
ers in the ranks of Zioii. And some 
fathers an. i mother- in ihc L«rael of 
God, too, have fallen ; some of these 
were full of vears and bear the marks of 
many hard fought ba'tles for the 
Lord ; they had borne the trials of 
many anxious days, and wearisome 
nights; they w*re waiting for iheir 
change and the burden of their pray- 1 
er was, how long oh Lord ? They i 
went to their graves like shocks ofj 
ripe and well matured corn. -But | 
the young in Israel too have fallen. ' 
Tlie young men and iiuddens in the | 
Church have ripened f<>r the sickel ! 
before harvest time had fully come, \ 
a first fruit for the Lord. These, as i 
died the veteran soldier of the cross, I 
under the triumphs of faith, goto: 
the Father's home not pjude with '■ 
hands, eternal in the heavens. Witli 1 
them ALL 16 WELL. 

" Asleep in Jesus ! hles.sed t-loej). 
From whieh none ever wake to weep." 

But the gay, the giddy, the car- 
nally niiuded, tlie uuregenerate, both 
old and young have fallen. How is 
it with them"? Reader whcse lot 
would you prefer? God has spared 
your life to enter upon aiiDther year 
in the Christian era. Whut are your 
thoughts as you st'^p upon lliis new 
era of time? 

The rtcord of the jia^tyear is with 
us, we are familiar with It, and while 
It has brought peace an! comfort to 
some, it has brought sorrow, distress, 
and sore disappointment to others. 
Will the one upon which we are just 
entering bring along dilfe cut results? 
It is one of the wise ami gracious ar- 
rangements of the providence of God 
that our troubles, trials and disap- 
pointment.s are hidden from us, so 
that we cannot tell what eveu a day 
or night,much les-i, a year may bring 
forth. Yet His children who arc 
born of water and of the spirit do 
know, that God the Father will not 
suffer them to be tried above that 
thev are able to bear, and that He 
will, with every trial, make a way 
for their esciipe. The Lord being 
their Shepherd, they shall not want 
any good thing in life. And though 
ar. last they must go through the 
valley of the shadow ofdealli, they 
need fear no evil, beoa'.'se their Lord 
will be with them there, and it will 
be only a >ralh und not afrif/hti iifd 
run through the yhady valley. 

The ungodly however, are not no ; 
they scare at the rustling of a leaf, 
and flee when there is none pursuing. 
They arc like the chaff which the wind 
driveth away. Therefore they shall 
not stand in thejudgment, nor in the 
congregation of the righteous. Then 

let us on tliia New Years day, one and 
all, seriously think to which class we 
belong, and whose we are. Many one 
year ago promised them-elves and God 
a holier lif.-. Now fellow pilgrim, 
God in mercy h:i8 spared our livc^ to 
see the end of the year, let us bring 
the days, the weeks, and the months 
in review before us, and see how neat 
we havQ filled our promise, and per- 
formed our vows. 

Many of the readers of the Pii-(;rim 
apparently live out of the f'hurch 
against their wish or will. AVhat sliall 
1 say to yon? S^-me of \ou I know 
had no thought on last New Year's 
day that you would be out of the 
Church liymid-s'iminer: ho.v terrible 
is your surprise now, that the entire 
year has slipped away, and thus another 
New Year finds you still out of Christ 
and His Chnroii) and you don't know 
what lias become of ilif 3l>0 diys 
which have passed away witli the year 
1873. Wh;it resdvos will you now 
make? Will you try again? Let me 
urge you to rcs)lve anew with this 
new year to go to ^ Think, se- 
riously thitif: what would be your con- 
dition jfyou li:ul died in your unrc- 
generate life you lived through 1873. 
Be not ''iscouraged hecause you failed 
to realize your fond hopes of l)eing in 
Christ before the Old Year closed. 
The cause of failure is with youi-self; 
find out your mistakes aiul improve on 
them in the fnture. You have tailed 
to realize your wishes (or your hope if 
you p efor ihat word) simply because 
you did not hegin iht work. Y'ou 
must not only wish or hopr to be a 
Christian, but you must be a co-worker 
with God to become one. M'hin the 
prodigil came to himself and fuuud he 
was in a country f«/\/rom ho/Uf, an 1 
in want, he did not oidy say I will 
arise and go to ray Father's iionse, but 
he (/("(/ urisf ati I go. He did not 
merely say he would say to Him, 
'• Father, I iiavc sinnetl against Heav- 
en and Ijefore thee." hut he did sv sag, 
and his success is known to all Script- 
ure readers. See I.,ukc 15. .\fter 
this pattern aiul t;ikc fiesh courage for 
the year 1874. upon which y.m have 
just entered. Wishing and hoping 
much, and doing nothing towiuds at- 
taining what \vc wish or hope for, is 
worth nothing. One who always 
makes excuses and offers apologies tor 
not doing iils duty, is good for nothing. 
Let not the year of our I>ord 1874 
find you so doing. May the grace of 
God make this a happy New Year to 
one and all of us, I pray in Jesus 
name. Amen. D. P. Sayler. 

Double IHpe Cixekt Md. , 

Diligence is a fair fortune, and 
industry^ good estate. 



lioftpntly a ■'iiip went down in tlio 
niiiliiif 'if tlie Allintir-, rarryin^ Imn- 
drtd- ot'iiioii, w.)m -n m\\ fliiliirt-n lo 
tin- iuMioiu ol the ocean. Ouo ()t"tlic 
survivors tlp^^criliis (hi- terrible calam- 
ity Sfim'what lltiis: "Tne Htcamfr 
htnick on the srarl)r)ar(l sidr : the 
ri^ririi^ was (rarridl away. Tlie Jiin^ 
\yti\l WiH imt i:ru->liPil <M tlook, but ai- 
riter being lowcretUtlic mizzen mast ft-ll 
upon it and killc I nearly all its occu- 
panw Tlio mian iniu»t fell after lb-.- 
mizzen,topiilin^ovev on deck and kill- 
ing many pei-Sf-ns. In a low moment-; 
tin.' ship began to sink, amid great 
disorder and frantic teri'or. The sccnu 
was awlul beyond nil description. The 
air w:w rent with shrieks. But some 
wore board saying calmly, "As we 
must die let us die nobly.'' The wa- 
ter rushed into the hold with incrod- 
hie velocity. I undressed myself and 
with a compuriifui JniupeJ over board. 
As I left 1 h-ard the ship cracking, 
Hiul lonking back, siw her go down 
'.'ih one plinigc forward- Kor a. 
uir>tMotii llie shrieks were terrible ; 
then all was silent. It was ihc.s'Icnce 
cf death." 

Who will duiiy tliat such scenes 
art* ''akvful dc-eription.";' 
JS'ot those ut least who feel the pangs 
<f bereavement. How niatiy have 
dear friends in the drcj., droad ocean ! 
To siK.'h, no doubt, cvt-ry ship looks 
like a great wing •(! sea moii3ter,Ci'uel 
as ftte and dark as the eliajnl)er of 
dea'h. What some regard as ninsic, 
enticing and sweet, is in thorn ihe sad- 
dest of all sad smndi*. the funeral 
dirge of the inved and ibc Inst. To 
them the wave has im ''silvery cre-it,"' 
- it is bhuk all uvtr,and deceitful as 
the le n|)ter'B smiles. Tears and eighs 
and blasted hnpej,— ibese tell the 
i-tory of the sinking ship. 

If wo knew that a ship was destin- 
ed to sink, hii.v few of iis would take 
passage on it I And are not many 
immortal l>eings — some of our dear- 
( st IViends, loo — on u sliip that we 
.ill know will sink sooner or later? 
It i.s (jnile cominon lu speak of life as 
hviug fi " sea, "and of (^»ur8f we can 
nni cross tbis sea without being in 
.'•omc vessel. HeHder, are yon in the 
Milking t.hip, or are yuu not? Is 
Clin*-i with you 't If so, yon need not 
fear; His gentle "peace, be still'' 
will culm (be most turbulent sea. 
hvt us bo .sure that weurc in the same 
bout with ("Christ antl we need nut fear 
tb'? elements; let ns have Paul on 
board and we need not jear how soon 
our vessel (nnr body) \> wiocked ; we 
'■shall suflVr no loss." 

Tfx- ri</»ji]u/ fHii- carried meat/. 
Tlieru is a great deal of " rij;i;tng " 
on the sinking sldp to uhidi wc ul- 
in-le. Utit it will all be carried away, 
i'urplc :ind fine linen could not sail 
liie rich man to U-aveti. They wore 
I'S worthless as the rags ot the pi>or 
t"';:i;ar. nn'l with ibese tliei- Iml to 
r.;matu and rot. Il*»w naked; the 
^onl when its covering is gone! — 
more nuked ihan tlu- mast that bus 
tost its rigging. lict ii^ .secure ibe 
robe that will not be carried 
a\viiy ftt the very hour wlicn 
a covering is most needed. 
''The fatth ion uf ibis wm-H piis-clli 
cviay." Yet bow many s em ^ii Ibr 
I'otbing but to^'tolioiv the iasbinn,' 
f nd \\\\o despise lliose \\ ho do not tun 
V. itii tbcm of the s.nne e.\ce-s of f)llv 
^m\ wicked weakness, lini let all 
: ucli rcnieniber ibat when their ves- 
f 1 biuks all the rigging will be tar- 
ried away. 

'Ihtuhtln hitir^t u(f. Krror is the 
iJiaiD roast of the sinking ship. It 
t lay aiisume many difl'erenl forms, and 
i male of different kinds of material. 


Sometimes it is made pureofgold^yet ] firofhcr^ .fisk-r. and will saj' whv.a 
it must fall, and who trust in it terrogated, '' I am a member of your 
will fall with it — crushed by the very boily," and if not told by themselves, 
thing in which they had most couli- j very few would know it Their seats 
deoce. Chirst says it ipcre better tor I in church are very seblom occupied, 
some m(n if tbey bad a n.ill stone j and if it i:^, often not until afcor prayer, 
tied about tlieir necks and were j hence the most important sorvic s are 
cast into the s^ea. B igs of gold are , lost. No wonder drowsiness will seize 

miliiitoues, and porditiou is deeper 
than the <leei> sea. Oh, let us oo: 
tinstin unci;r(ain ricbi-s, or in error 
of any ibru), lest our main mu-st fall 
and we be irretrievably lost. 

As tr,f mu:ft die. Id us (fie noU;/, 
Yes, but bow dare we say this, un- 
less we have first fictd nohli/'i llo* 
matiy of us there are. who hope to 
reap rfhere we have not sown ! U'e 
are as sure that we must die, as were 
the biave souls who c. add meet death 
so calmly (Ml the ill fated ship, yet 
how recklc'S are our lives ! We bop ■ 
to '* die nobly '' some day and go to 
Heaven, but we little think how nec- 
essary it is t'l be ready tor the sum- 
mons 7)o^/-/o-(/</yand ((// thf (inu. Ik 
ye rm<l>/, says the good apostle. We 
may not meet I) -ath on the ocean, or 
in any ot bi.s more terrible forms, vet 
it is eerliiin thai we must meet him 
somewbereand in some focm. Should 
our ignorance of the hour, wkcn atid 
tr/irn , be an ex<'use for carelessnes.s 
and indifference V Xut at all. God 
will not accept it as an excuse. We 
are as liable to accident.* on the huid 
as on thesea; disease may find us at 
home or abroad, at one [leriod of life 
as wull a.s ut anotlier. WeUnow this; 
observation as well as the Bible teach- 
es it, and (iod holds us responsible 
for our knowledge. Let us live no- 
bly every day, and God who watches 
with a fatherly care over ns all, will 

ful doom. Hence my bretliren and 
sister^ l._'t us have a deal more 
of vital Chri-^tianity. 

Lkoxard FirKRv. 


.1. S. PLOKV. 

his mind, and perh.tps dcpp ^luep will 
overwh^'lm him before half of tli:; scr 
vices are over, and then t'lc cry will be 
raised against the poor preachers, whose 
hearts are made to bleed, and their 
minds confused, and speech almost 
suffocated in seeing such a callous au- 
dience, wholly tlisioterested in solemn 
ass mbly.and their own miiru'oers sleep- 
iiig or playing with children in time of 
services, prcnAinff 'h/ff, not inlercst- 
ing services too long. I was so tire i 
sitting, fir I bad to work so hard last 
week, which made me so .sleepy ; if 
brother, so and so, h.vd preached, I 
could have kept awake. 

Rretbren, these things ougiit not so 
to be. Such lifeless members are hard- 
ly ever seen at churcli meetings, nor j 
at public meetino^s on week davs The , , 

■ «thc, thev l.ul thi:; or th.t I i-"ol'»"'"""l ' 

I'ride aod I'riuloace both Imvc the 
first Icttei-d alike, but thi'y don't be- 
long to the 9;iino family, aru ui> ki„ 
whatevor — have no icserablaDce in 
any particular — they don't diveil to- 
(jelher, are at enmity with each other. 
Prudence was born in heaven — a maid 
of I'lradise, an angel of li>;ht from 
the throue of God. I'ride eminatiy 
from below, is a sifter of elf 
a she deroou with a fair countenance. 
Prudence and lieavauly wisdom are 
sisters, alway.s well spoken of, Dnid 
loved them. Holy men of all ages 
ailored them, God blessed Prudence- 
Pi'udeiice is fair as the suu, pure xs 
heaveidy holiness. She belongs to 
the essence of pure religion. Pru- 
dence dictates ari;;hl. Pi-udencc adds 
the life of the CUris- 

in his own good time, and luvmg 
uav provide for the rest. 

J. M. Zf.jic. 

Ijihlt/I'in 0/iin. 


Much has been said of late incur pe- 
riodicals, ill reginl to " Stan 1 by tlic 
olil landmarks the fathers have set," 
which is all right, but as much as the 
greater pirt was said in reference to 
the f.rlfntfi/, I thought it not more than 
just to say a little in regard to the In- 
ten>iil part of the Christian religion 
This we should ntdeeil not neglect to 
piuctice, neither leave the other un- 
done. Close observation causes ustj 
doubt whether there will not be many 
mort' accused in the day (tf judu;niont 
for dilitoriousness and inactivity in their 
labors belonging to the body of Christ, 
than all the others put together. 
Brethren and sistoi-s, do not startle 
when I thus e.tprcss myself, as this 
article shall be iiddrcssed cliietiy to us 
who claim to Iw followers of Christ. 
Is tiiere not a cause '! Do we not see 
the welfare of Zion neglected, and the 
spread of Christianity retiirded, and in 
eousotiuence thereof, many precious 
souls famishing for the want of the 
ISrcad of Life properly dealt out lo 
them'.' Is it the want of means, or 
is it on account of religious liberty ? 
Or, nuiy it be that we hold our moiiti/- 
sli-iihi too light for fear some little 
might slip out iu support of the cause? 
Ponder well, fjct us see whether wo 
do ourduty,whetlicrweare alive to our 
noble Chris. iau principles as developed 
in the lives of the primitive Christians 
and Ibivfathcrs of our Church, or 
whether wc have only the name that 
wo live- ■' I know thy work, that thou 
hast a name that thou livcst and art 
de,ad.'' II we would admonish, in the 
lauguage of the KeveUtor, " Be wuich- 
ful and strengthen the things which 
ivmain, that are ready to die, for T 
have not found thy works perfect he- 
fore God." Too many live as di<ones 
in a l)cohivo ; tlicy have the name 

excuse i 

to do, or the weather w:^ too unpleas- 
ant ; but very frequently such are the 
first to find f.iult with tlie proeeedilig-t 
in church council. We want to have a 
little more life, more viiality displayed 
in our church member =,80 that by their 
lives exemplified the world can know 
them, and all can see in them the true 
essciue of religion ; their souls in lull 
possc-sion of the love of God, and their 
hearts fillefl with the ri(u/ poirtr 
of godliness. By an external ftrm and 
humble garh,men may be deceived, but 
when vitality is added;by a Kealous con- 
cern for our Christian principles being 
manifested ;o the wor'.d in a godly life 
holy conversation and social* beunvo- 
Icnce, by a daily ilying to sin and liv- 
ing to righteou-ness, showing mercy to 
the piwr, visiting the fatherless and 
widows in their atlliction, and by keep- 
ing ourselves unspotted from the world, 
and no one will he deceived. The 
Prophet says, " Woj t) tllem that are 
at ease in Zion." llemombcr your 
baptismal covenont. liy being buried 
with Christ in baptism you m.ado the 
figure of dying to sin, and burial of the 
old man, and by rising with him you 
signify jour willingness to walk iu 
newncrs of life ; '' hence you have put 
oil' the old nuui with his deeds, and 
have put on llienc.v man, whieh is re ■ 
uewed iu knowledge after the image of 
him that created him." '' I*ut ou 
therefore as the elect id' God, holy and 
beloved bowels of mr'rcy, kindness, 
humbleness of mini, mceknc.-^, ioug- 
sutt'eriug, forbearing one another and 
forgiving one another. If any man 
have a tjuarrcl against any, even as 
Christ forgave you, so also do ye, and 
above ail these things put on charity, 
(love) whi'h is the bond of perfect- 

l..etusbcoi our guard and found ,-.,i, - ,. , , , 

active iu our Christitu, duties, lest we| ""\? ''"'T . ,"u' l-"^'",' /?! 
he neither cold nor hot hut found in ''''"' \''""*^-;"^- "' '"». ''I" 'I'" **''' 
luke warm condition, and say wc are ^'"■'"'[' "' ,^'''''''-'"« «°'l"'''^ " -'I- 
rich and increased in goods and have ! I'''"''^ '» prcsumpticus, s-elfwilieil, 
need of nothing, and ku.)w na that we 1*'''''^ is ciinuing, pride is deceitful, 
arc wretc icd, miserable, poor, blind I"'"''-' is abominable, pride is a v liii 
and naked. Depend upon it, the ''"^'j ^'*'' heraisters fashion and folly, 
disappointment, and the mo-t a'-irriva- "" of which must lall and he east io- 
ted one, will be 10 that soul, who with !"'''« eternal burnings. Prudenoe 
'he expectation of meeting the appro- '^^ uieok aud bumble, prudence points 
val of, arrives at the bar oi his ''"^ "''y '" t!i>d, the way to lleaveu. 
jndge to lieir the dreadful sentenc '-'■b prudence is to be adniircil for she 
"Depart from m-! ye cursed into ever- 1 ''^*'' sense, virtue, and true religion, 
lasting tire prepared for the devil and j *^''' "''='1' we ever plead for Pride'.' 
his angels. For I was anhungered and I lictter plead for satan at once, as to 
ye ga»-c me no meat; I was thirsty P'^""! fof b'« hcll-civnvne.l sister, 
and ye gave mc no drink; I was ^ ' ^'''"'^ '-"*" never elevate but always 
stranger and ye took me not in ; na- j abuses. l!e(brc pride, people, natiou.s 

" " ■ ■ ■■ rather 

tian. Pride goes before destruction. 
Hell alivays follows her! In every 
instance she is evil spiken of by the 
Lord of Hosts. Some good m?auinf 
|)eople would give her honor, saying, 
every one ought to iiave some pride — 
priile enough to be decent. The term 
is misapplied. Prndeuce dictates de- 
cency. Pride is aii indcjent eoquet.t 
.fust as well s.iy a little drunk is all 
right, as to say there is no harm in a 
little priile. A small leak will sink 
a ship ;a little pride will sink a .soul! 
The oHi' mllHoiU'tk parl'dt of pride is 
sin. Prudence tells us how to bedecent 
how to be tidy, how to be courteous, 
how to ilress to be healthy and con- 
sistent to our religious principles. 
Prudence and Humility are of the 
of the same finiily, never disagree, 
always play together. Priile soars 
aloft and looks dowu with contempt 
on such as I'rudencc al'ld Ilumtl- 
ity. Pride is a bird of fine feather... 
Prudence is clothed in down srd't as 
lamb's Wool. One feather of Pride 
will show where the carcass belongs. 
Pride slugs sweet aougs and m.uiy 
worship tier; in the world she is 
laude.l to Ihe skies, is rich in every 
mart, while Prudence goes a begging. 
Pride is in the city, town, and ham- 
let, 111 the poor man's house, iu the 
rich in,in's palace, in the street, iu 
the ear, with the school, and in the 
bouse of worship. Pride Jias a seat 
in the pew by the org-an. and iu the 
pulpit ! Ve gaping wondering crowd, 
sec how I'ride is adorod ! Xalions 
bow to her sliriiif to be baptiz.'d iu 
her sheen of splendor. A Chrstiau 
is going after her. Prudence inier- 
cedes with the blood dripping cross 
of Calvary I A lew follow her hum- 
ble plaintive pleadings. 15ut .see! 
pride opens her mouth and lielches 

kcd and yc clothed mo not; sick and "ix' kingdoms must fall, 
in prison and yo visited me not." May I 'I"'/ sliall fall after her. 
the l/ird preserve us from that dread- ! Well truly! Pride is not 

i a fit com- 


pnnion for a Chrislian or rt Chii-itian 
Churcli. If then pride have a I'lii- 
frev liolt in the Church, hath se z- 
ed her '* by the forelor.k.'' W'liere, 
oh nherp, are the Sampsons in faith 
that will liuri iier hence to her tlark 
abode? Oh, may wc hear the echo 
coming forth fruni a liost, here ! here ! 
to the rescue I to the battle' down 
with pride! down with the usurper! 
JeeuB shall rei^jn ! ! 
Greilt/^ CofoTodo. 


AiiJm'W ahideth faith, liopo, »nd charity; 
these tliref ; but (he greatest of these is 
cihariiy. 1 Cor. 13: 13, 

In these ihrce grain's are cnu'herl 
all the ^ra<;es an I all the piiu.'iphs 
ot the p.trticipuiit. 'Mf Ilis iliviuc na- 
ture, liaviu;^ escaped the corrupiioiis 
which are in the world thpnigh lust." 
Couched in them not only for the 
time being, but in these alitor either 
ofthera. now, henceforth, and tor- 

lu faith — not suoh a failh as devils 
possess and tremble, but a faith 
which worketh by luve. A faith 
which wiirketh by love to God is 
alive in works first, unto Him that 
jg seiziog upon his holy ordinances 
without hesitation — by love to man, 
rememberint; that "God so love<l the 
world that lie gave Hie only begot- 
ten Son that; whosoever/' had such a 
liiith "on Him, should not perish but 
have eternal life." Hence loving 
God he loveth man whor.i God lov- 
eth, and seizeth with holy energy up- 
on all the duties toward man. In 
such a faith is erabracei many holy 
and heavenly principles and a dispo- 
sition never to grieve or offend God 
nor man whom God Jovclh, and for 
whom Christ died. 

Secondly there is hope. Tliere i» 
a hope cherisheJ by the sinner. The 
hope which is the result of a dead 
faith is a dead hope. They simply 
hope to obtain a hope of an eternal 
HOPE. But there is a "living 
hope," a "lively hope/' a "blessed 
hope." Such a ho|>e is the result of 
fjucli a failh as above described, a 
living faith, hence a living hope. 
One who posscsseth a dead hope, on- 
ly will despair in adversity, — goes 
to worse rather than to better, per- 
haps once was moral, now, a drunk- 
en got. Perhaps once was aa atfec- 
tionate consort of a loving parent, 
but now a grim monster. But one 
who p.jhMe«setb tbat lively, blessed 
hope, founded and grounded upon 
the true principles of a living faith 
that Lcorketh by love, wlien adversity 
oometh he flecth to hia anchor, the 
emblem of hope. When the rains 
descend, and the floods come and the 
winds heat upon him he Ciisteth out 
his anchor. He now finds time to 
praise and bless his Maker, hoping 
to receive an hundre*! fold in this 
time, and in the world to come eter- 
nal life. He can well afiurd to deal 
out tn the needy around him of his 
earthly store, and according to his 
OipQcity of the bread and water of 
ftternal life, while he leaneth on the 

"Charily is the jfreatest, because 
by it are the former suspended and 
holden. By charity are suspended 
and huldeu up, faith, virtue, knowl- I 
Mge,teinperani;e, patienc?, godliuew, 
and brotherly k ind ness. Break 
asunder the st«eple and its subjacent 
will fall. * * » * "Ad.1 though I 
have all faith so that I could re- 
prove mountains and have not char- 
jfy, I am nothing. And though I 
t^^stow all my goods to feed the poor, 
«nd though I give my body to be 
bdroad [in hope of An DBpromued 

acceplan*-e with Goii] and have not 
C aritv,i' prnfiteth nic nothing. ' Ciar- 
ity suffci'cth iong" liut loving God 
its possessor ileviaicih not from his 
law, else it la^ bt-come transgression 
and nrit charity that sufterotU long. 
A chaiiiahle lor.g-suttVring is not to 
yield to i-rior, but lo cuniinue lung 
in .stcadlUstnesr^ and divine example. 

I he terra cftunh^, is nnw mistaken, 
or at least sulwtituted bv the popular 
feigned Christendom tor the tei-m 
ihciioo'iail lilifrafUi/. In cunjunctinu 
to evtry "wail in 'he camp," we hear 
a pretended prayer for more chaiity. 
"Oh for charity on the part of 
Ci.rist's doctrine tliut the traditions 
I of men may prevail — ibut our pru* 
deutiai maxims (heterodoxies) may 
receive due cred'^nce," kc. But ah, 
my bteihren and sister.", true charity 
is that love of God, characterizing 
that mind in us which is in Christ, 
that we lay duwu our )i\es fur the 
preserv:tiiot; of the purity of His 
Gospel, and the salvation of souls; 
that mit]d which was in the apostles, 
— never "slumning to declare all the 
consels of God," "not ashamed of the 
Gospel, because it is the power of God 
unto salvation/' &c; that we will sufl'er 
our bodies to undergo all manner of 
persecutions tor the love of souls and 
the honor of truth and the author 
thereof. This is charity which suf- 
fereth long, which eudureth forever 
in Uod's element, for of such love is 

"Charity never faileth/' hence is 
greater than faith, because that which 
\»e believe, we knuw only in part. 
"But when that which is perfect 
shall come, then that which is in 
part shall be «lone away." Charity 
is greater than hope, because "hope 
that i« seen is not hope; for what a 
man seeth why doth he yet hope 
for?" tHo when the object hoped for 
is obtained, then hope passeth away. 
But while there is a God to love, 
charity failetli not for"Go<l is love." 
Turn, Oh ! Gel, my heart toward 
thee, thot it may believe. Employ 
my hands "to do of thy good pleas- 
ure/' and guide my feet in the "right 
way." And ibis with all thy Is:-ael 
everywhere. C. C. Root. 

Mirabiie, Mo. 

probation, wasted my strength, and 
am d) ing, and have never prayed. 
llow awful will be the reHvVtion of 
that •iuul through all eternity. I 
wa:» offered eternal life, but I never 
asked for it. 1 lived from day to 
day, and from year to year in (iod's 
world, breathed his air, rioted on his 
btniticence, forgot bis goodnes-s, and 
never nni^e asked hiin to save my 
soul. Who will be to blame if the 
prayerle.-8 soul is lost? .Secret and 
family prayer should be observed. 
All have the same necessity of prayer, 
are ex|>osed to the same dangers, 
tread on the borders ul'ilie same heav- 
en or hell. How sh )uld the voice 
of praise and prayer go up as incense 
in the morning, and ri-e as rich per- 
fume in the shades of oich evening. 
What more lovely objects on earth is 
there, than one in the bloom of 

I health and the lidine-js of youth, bend- 
ing with reverence befuic the King 
of heaven; seeking firgivencs-*, pca^ e, 
guidance, and salvation. And what 
a strange, misguided, piteous soul is 
he who never prays. 

Forgiveness is essential to prayer. 
If we come to GoJ, harboring malice, 
and unwilling to forgive, ^^e have his 
solemn assurance that we .■^hall never 
be ourselves forgiven, but we should 
come with a meek, penitent, and for- 
giving heart, and then He will for- 
give us. On ! how heaven-like it is 
to fCe the father and mother coming 
around the family altar with their 
little family, lo pour out their hearts 
in prayer. It looks heaven like, and 
as if they would meet one day abnve 
to help compose the family of God. 
Oh, what a joyful meeting that will 
be, when parents shall meet their lit- 
tle onts that now sleep under the ?oJ 

! who have often met us when away 
from home at our return with (he lit- 
tle hands raised saying, "papa I sot 
you come home again.' 

James Workmax. 
Jelloaai/j Ohio. 


There is great necessity of sinceri- 
tv and honesty in our religious du- 
ties. They are not to be done to be 
seen of men. If they are, they can 
not l>e performed acceptably. God 
looks on the heart, nor is it possible 
to deceive him. And of what avail 
is it to deceive men. How poor and 
pitiable is the reward of tlie hypo- 
orit. How contemptible the praise 
of men when God is displeaseil. How 
awful the condition of auch a one be- 
yond the grave. Christ has in a par- 
ticular manner urged the duty of 
prayer. Ilehasgiveu a rao<lel for 
prayer and nothing CAn. et|ual this 
composition in simplicity. At the 
same time it is so simple that it can 
be understood by a child ; it contains 
the expression of all the wants of 
man at any ago. 

The duty of prayer is urged by 
every consideraiion. Nooo but God 
caa provide us ; none but he «*an for- 
give and guide and support us, none 
but he can bring us iuto heaven. He 
is ever ready to bear us, and the 
humble he sends not away empty. 
ThoBe who ask receive, and they who 
seek find. How natural and proper 
then is prayer. How strange that 
any one is willing to go to eternity 
with this sad reflection ; I have gone 
through thie world, sjkent laj time of 


Inyouth we commence to build a 
structure called character. Almost 
unconsciously we find ourselves with 
others on the voyage of life. Every- 
thing around n* seems plea8ant,and the 
future looks bright and prosperous 
to our youthful minds, as we are uot 
aware of the many shoals our barks 
must pass, on the rough ocean of life. 
With all bright before Us, we trav- 
el in the beginning of our journey 
with the idea that life is very pleas- 
ant, and are surprised to bear elder 
ones sp6ttk of the sorniws ami troub- 
les that life affords. 

Thus we outer upon our journey, 
i and while traveling we are all build- 
: ing characters. At this period of life, 
th«re beinga diflerence in tastes, dis- 
positions and surrounding cirum»tan- 
ces, all do not build alike. Some 
act upon the principles of right, and 
build moral characters. Kach one adds 
little by little to hi? structure — builds 
on day by day, and year by year, uu^ 
til his building is oi-ecteil. 

Behold what a difFerence! The 
former has built himsclfa eharactor 
which is goixl, honorable, and wtiich 
will qualify bini for the duties of life; 
the latter baa perhaps steeped him- 
self in crime, until he is unfit for 
the society of the good. The former 
has i-owed against the current; the 
latter floated with it Tlwir barks 
art far apart 

When we have traveled thus far o;i 
our journey, if we havi- tried to erect a 
moral character, wo have perbtp.-* 
not found all 8opha'<;ini as anticipa- 
ted in the oulsef. Wc have found 
many obstacles in our pathway, ma- 
ny diificulties to surmount. We 
have no doubt noticed, that among 
those who have rowed or fl jated, 
one now and then was called iVom 
ihe stage of aclion, who perhaps start- 
ed with us on the journey. Wliiie 
we reflect iipon thi^, we think we 
might be one of that number, and 
this causes us to look at our building. 
We think we have built a noble struct* 
ure. a moral character, and are much 
Iwtter than other-; far duwn the cur- 
rent, yet somelimes we doubt about 
it. We soon cotne to the cmclusion 
that it will do us good only in this 
life. Our doubts fre']ueotly arise, 
and finally our building falls to the 
ground ; i>nr good is but fillhy rags 
in the sight of G<m1. 

We Iind in God's WortI, that if 
we would be wise mastcr-buililers we 
must die; deeper and build Christian 
characters. To build such a char- 
acter we must first have a founda- 
tion. Theapostle Pyfersays, "Where- 
fore also it is contained in the 
Scripture, Behold I lay in Sion a 
chief corner stone,elect precious: and 
he that bclicveth on Him shall not 
be confounded.'' "Ye are no more 
strangers." &c. " And are built 
upon the foundation of the apostles 
and prophets, Jesus CIui:-t Himf>e!f 
being the chief corner stoiie." With 
such a sure foundation as this, why 
! need we fear to build ? Nothing can 
remove our foumiation ; it is too 
strong. But wc muut dig deep, as 
there isiuuch rubbish to be removed ; 
theie is danger of beiQij foolish and 
building on the sand. Paul says 
again, " For other foiiudation c:in no 
man lny than that is hid, which is 
Jasus Chiist."' 

If we have this foundation, it is 
next necessary to know how to build 
thereon. We must not stop at the 
foundation as many do ; we have on- 
ly commenced the building. "Now 
ifany man build upon this tbunda- 
lion, gold, silver, pre<'ious stones, 
wood, hay, stubble: Kvery mans 
work shall be made manifest, for the 
day shall declare it, because it shall 
be revealed by fire, and the fire shall 
tVy every man's work uf what sort it 
is,** AVe should be Vfry careful in 
btfildiog, or the temple in which we 

?tt each a bt<tne, will not be " fitly 
fame<l together." " Ye als« as live- 
ly Ktoneo, are built up a spiritual 
house, an holy priest liotHi, to offer 
up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to 
God by Jesus Christ." 

Our life is short at longest, and 
our life-work should l>e to build such 
a Chrii*tian character that will fit us 
for Heaven, for the society of an- 
gpjg. Emm 4 A. Millek. 

Aew ICnterprise, Po. 

Some professed Christians cant 
think much on God because their 
minds arc exhausted thinking of 
worldly matters. They bnnow the 
bleeeings^ of God to p«y off oiammon. 
When the day of paying interest 
coinee, it will be a sad day idJccU.— 
J. ^'. Flunj. 


The Weekly Pilgrim. 

JAMES OSSGS, PA.. Jan 1. 1874 

IS" How TO semi iiioney.-All sums over 
$1.S0, should In- sent oiflicr in a check, 
draft or |tnst!il onlor. If neither of these 
can bo olHaincil, have tljo letter registored. 

^T \Vni..N MoM-;v is scut, tilwut/H send 
\rith it the name niid address of those who 
paid it. Write the names and post ortiee as 
jdaiiily as possihle. 

IE?" KvEKY subscriber for 1874, gets a 
PUijrim Alritannr ¥mle. 


"Tlic Pii.iutiM " to our patrona 

WIm> dwell afar and near, 
E\t(H)i|s n conlial Ki'^Pt'^o- 

As dies another year. 

We've aimed throURh all its pages 
I'o food Uie I'hiisliun uiinU: 

Tneitiufi nifin to li;;htcn 
The burdens ut' hid kind. 

We've held aloft the banner, 
IJf Heaven's mi},'hty Kiuft; 

Whilst o'er Ibe ti>weriug ramparts, 
The watchword loud did rin^j. 

Gn.ird well, " the ancient landmarks "' 
■ The pioni'i-rs have sot. 
Who trod 111!' way before us. 
With eager longing feci. 

They guide the way-worn travelei", 

Along the narrow way; 
And spcitk III' bliss immortal. 

In lenhns ot endless day. 

Incited by no motive 

Orselli&hnchs orgipn; 
We've bought the cin-^s of Jesus. 

In meekness to sustain. 

How well wi* have succeeded 

Etej-Dity will tell; 
Of those who've been persuaded 

In Zion'ji courts to dwell. 

Thinigh iiiiirHil by ilofocts human; 

\\ liirli oil -Mir jiiili^niciits sway; 
C;-m1 \uok, ujioii ill.- niolive. 
. Oiii' !ii-arls Id llim display. 

if anj weak uncomely 

Upniion Inis oiitjiined: 
Priiy aid it not to nuikle, 

Or to disscDfilou tend. 

BuUiiisb the IhougLit of evil. . 
Kn- it unmiiiu' control,, 
■ 'i Anil r:uk wiili ficiec convulsions.' 
Tim iioivert. uf the soul. 

But how has time's baud fallen 

Upon the laiihlul liaud. , 
. Why r^■vd tliij WEiiki.Y Pilorim 
O'er all this goodly land. 

Willi by their aid have lighted 

Tlic ghioni of weary days, 
l^tK'oiirag^enivul imported. 

In lifc'.s uneven maze. 

., Whilt; spmc Imyeiyingl^t the gleaming. 
Wliii;h ling.r o'erilu' path 
Coiniecting earth with Hcaveu; 
Trod liy Ihi- ici-t of death. 

A uauilxr liavi'gonc over 
Tlio ii.ld aiid sluggish tide; 

And dwell with ." God's auointtd," 
Among Mio sanetilied. 

Bui ilidse who still unsummonod, 
On earth's dim sphere remain; 

How sore Imve beeu their conflicts, 
How galling jjassioDs chains. 

How vaned were thi' pha/.es, 

Of each t'imuing day 
To each expcrlunt bosom, 

As it swiaiy sped awav. 

lliiw many souls have gladdened,- 

Brui-ath its genial smiles. 
Wbdsl others fell the victim 

or Satans deepest vpiles. 

How oft has ■sorrow enteicd 
Ami *<.\iri'd goldi-u 1i<^-^, . 
Trausplanliti;; li>vf',v lli.\v"nt> 
Reynud Uic slurry t-kifs. 

And yi-t whitt uricelcs,-. bleesiugs. 

Ui\\v ehfered despondent h«ttrts 
Who sought the li)!;fit of heaven; 

l-WsaUTng mMnriion'^ mart. 

Abundant giaee is oll'ered' " 

To all Vphu Wirist ol)i-y; 

And trwid tin- shining port.d 
Of meiey's narrow way. 

The baud otOud, ha* npcmd . 

And dcei. alHiition pourcvl, 
<tn portions of our countrv ' 

Hii3 lia1l£a;iorre bis <^woid. 

R(inliid(n'^ meh that nicVcV, 

AndJiiRtiee. both aWde ' 
Within the mind etcruul. 

And bltiid in righteuua tide. 

Evincing boundless wisdom, 
And love for guilty souls; 

Though men. in awe, may woadur 
Why streams of anguish roi!. 

But let us not mistake Him. 

God cannot be unkind: 
Behind His frowning jusliec 

Doth sunny raerey shine. 

Oh ! let us liail with gladness. 

Tlie rosy infant year. 
And bless the God who gave it: 

No cause have we to I'eai .. 

For Jesus will sustain us'; 

i/is promises behold. 
5Iorc pircin\is to the Chnstlan 

Tlian stars of ophirs gold. 

For Him we mean to hattle. 

Regardless of the frowns 
Of Satan's liendish jfiinions; 

Nov lay our armor down. 

Wliilst power is imparted 
To wield the Spiritssword. 

Or bind a wayward captive 
WIio's wandering from his ^..ord. 

Now thankful to our patrons. 

And all our friends so. kind; 
We liopc within the future 

They many joys may find. 

And tlins, beneath God's blessing. 

We wend tbrougli life our way. 
To meet beyond tlie river 

"Wliere shines etenibl day. 


The past, All, what is it? It is a 
(Ircadfdl reality lliat looms up bt'tuie 
us in all its grcatnefs. liow woiider- 
i'ul the tliought, that ouc hundred 
years ago the world was populated by 
its millions, to-day there may be a 
few who were then dandled upon the 
knee, that live to tell the tale, but the 
great mass,the world, now sleep among 
the silent nations of the dead, all 
gone, to their long homes. But we 
shall not go back so far, as the year 
that has just closed, is freighted with 
sufficient subject matter for the pres- 
eiit purpose. Since we last, entered 
a New Yearj with happy and 
jovial hearts, many sorrowful and 
strange things have intervened. 
Many who started out with us in 
the beginning of 187:3 arc no more. 
Their number is tuld.and their day of 
graoe^is past, torever past, and itjeveu 
now pains our heart to think of what 
may be their impending doom. But 
when we think of those that fell 
asleep in Chrlsl--we are made to take 
courage and thank God. 

The year that is ]ust jiasf, was 
fraught with many great aud some ter- 
rible events. It was a ^ear ol' com- 
motion, travail, sorrow, and death. 
According to the ancient prophecies, 
nation arose against nation, brother 
against brother, the hands that God 
made to administer to each others 
wants, were used for each others de- 
str'uctioii, and' w'hile a' few, tor brav- 
eries done, received the world's emp- 
ty applause, thousands foil victims to 
Ihoir -ivorldly ambition. Not only 
did cruel war east its saddening 
gloom over Ih'e nations, but devour- 
•ii.g 'fires, ae\'^stating storms, and 
destructive 'floods prevailed, and to 
cap the wliole, the great financial 
storm has burst in' upon us, aud threat- 
ens to revolutionize the whole nation. 
Those who, a few months a-'o revel- 
ed in sin, as mtiney" kings, are to-day 
bereft' oftheir idol, and a few are' 
reaping their wages in the' felon's 
cell. -Was the world'HlleJ with such 
characters, the past would truly ' bo' 
a subject for sorrowful taiedilatioil. 

and we might well wish tliat it was 
]mst forever. But when we accept 
the truth as given by the Uevclator, 
'' their works shall follow them " oiu- 
souls are made glad, and we look 
forward with an ever iiicreasing hope 
to the time when the past shall again 
return, briuginj:^ its rewaids with it. 
Seeing then that another year is [)a,st, 
let us take instruction from it, and 
f(U'gelting those things which are 
behind, let us roach forwanl to those 
things which are before. 

The present is tliat portion of lime 
which is said to be onrs, not because 
we are, in any way, connected with 
its durance, but because (Jod has 
luade us free agents, and set before 
us life and death, for our choice. If 
we choose life, the power of death is 
destroyed, but if wechojse death life 
will be taken from us. This liberty 
has been set before us every day 
since we were able to make a choice, 
and it seems strange indeed that any 
of us should choose death in prefer- 
ence to life, especially when it is 
promised on such easy terms, and 
followed by such glorious rewards. 
The present seems only t{) embrace 
"to-day" "To-day if ye hear my 
voice harden not your hearts," is the 
gentle wooings of the spirit to us all. 
'That voice is ever present with us 
and wc are gl«d to know that, #t is 
even to-d,iy with us. The prca-ent is 
our only time for action. All the la- 
bor that is performed in the world' is 
accomplished in this short period of 
time. (Jn it depends every thing,our I 
present, our future, and our eternal | 
all. This should bean important j 
consideration, especially when so much [ 
is at stake. T'he Chri.-tiao life, is com- ' 
posed of good deeds and they are the j 
result of present action. If we spend ! 
every day in iierforraing good deeds, [ 
onrp^st will result in a glorious fu- | 

The future, is a prospective pres- 
ent, a something that we liopo for 
but may never receive. It is a divis- 
ion of time that Iwlongs to God and UB, everdooked for, but never 
reached, as to-day is ever presenl,so is 
to-morrow ever in the fntnre. It is a 
book unopened, a page unturned, a 
euriaiu unlifted, and those who defer 
the |n-esent lor its advantages are un- 

It has been declared, " Time was,'' { 
this w.e have realized in' tlje year that | 
has just past, " Time is." This we ; 
are now enjoying, and may it be es- | 
cially precious as we now enter the j 
New Year; a newscene nftirae. W'e 
hope all oui' dear readers will makenew 
resolves to live better than they ever 
did before, to commence it, in the 
service of the Lord, oojillnne in His 
service and end it in Jlis service, lor 
the great prophecy ended in saying,' 
" but time shall be tlo' .longer;'" This 
must he fulfilled in us' shortly, and" as 
we know not the time, let us e.ver be 
icady, so that the day come not up- 
on us unawares, or as a thief in the 
night. .Wishing yon' all a' happy 
and prospcious New Year,, we sub- 
mit our k\y roving thoughts for the 
present, hoping th"at by the time our 
Hdgriiitage may,'eud with you for 18- 
"4 wc liiay all be wiser aud Getter by 
our sojourning together. ' • d'--"- 


We have now.dear readers, eutcrri 

a new period ortiiuc, and just as Z 
bid adieu to the old shaggy „„„J 

year of 1R,3, our mind dwells somo 
m the past. The past scenes aud e., 
perienoes are reproduced now „,„, 
especially by the things whid, l,„, 
preceded. The closing number of 
the present volume brings to our 
mind vividly the close of last ye„ 
aud thus by association many of thj 
events, the scenes, the otperieaccsand 
the doings of the past.are brought be- 
fere the mind. This is certainly oue 
of the grand laws of our being. Iti, 
well for the mind to revert, and bring 
up before it afresh the doings of tlie 
past and consider tliem wheljier thev 
be good or evil. We have no doubt. 
dear readers, as we bade farewell to 

1873, thought much 

on onr way, ami 

what feelings of remorse many of i 
have experienced! How wicked bavc 
been our thonghls, how wicked our 
doings ; how often have we neglected 
our duty, how often have v/e done 
the things we should not have done, 
and left undone the things wesliouM 
have done. All of us wdl, no doubt, 
in considering our past actions, have 
much to regret, but there is a time 
coming when our remorse will still 
be greater. We can not now bring 
up all our past misdoings and even 
what we can, the dim vista o^ the 
past partially obscures, but thevo 
is a time coming when the mind will 
be so expanded and comprehensive 
that every evil thought and action 
will be reproduced In the mind clear- 
ly. What a vast aud ilark record of 
evil deeds and thoughts will thcve 
come up before us ! What remorse 
must then seizo the soul ! Ah yes, 
that will be a time in which the dark 
side of our life will be showu clearly, 
and the thought of thattimcshoulJ 
surely cause us to endeavor to direct 
our thoughts more to things ofa 
heavenly and divine nature. . 

Our minds,, no doubt, revert to 
pleasing scenes and events during the 
past year, but when we come to com- 
pare our doings with the law of right, 
we will discover that we are caraal. 
yea, unholy and indeed our good deeds 
m.ay be few in comparison with tlie 
evil. Should we uot then at the 
commencement of this new |.erio(l ol 
time make a resolTC to do better in 
the future Ah. ? yes, brethren aad 
sisters let us make a determined rcs- 
«lnti.on that we will live closer to our 

God, that we will love him rao«. =" 

tv as re- 

that there be no uncertain 
gards our accfeptance with Him, 
is for want of love to God that «' 
become so unholy, and ana 
fears intervene to mar our pea« a ^ 
i6y' "Perfect love castclh 0"' l'^"'.' 

love.'" Ifl.hcu our past sins 
been such us to cause us"" 
doubts as to onr acceptance 
we can feel assured that wc have^^^^ 
loved him a^' we should. Let us ^^^^ 
resolve to cultivate the love o 
in our hearts, and this may oe ^^^ 
by raedititiog more upon «!>!> 
1 • J r Tils TOodness, H'^ 

has done for us. ms go" 

) have 


„ercy is daily nnd liourlj- lavlBked 
upon us allliough wc are difobeilieut 
and iingratcrul. When wc aonteiu- 
plate npon tlu't-e tilings our afi' 
jvill surely lie clriwvn more towarils 

But there is nnnllier class of indi- 
viiinals tlint should be making good 
. resolutions. There are those wlio, 
like tlie prodigal, have waudertd 
awav fiom tlie Father's House, ami 
who, lierliaps, feel that tliey are in 
want. There are others again who 
are wasting their sulistance in riot- 
ous living, and do not ftel that they 
arc in want. Their time, talent, and 
energy is spent in the service of the 
adversary. Oh, that a famine might 
pervade your kingdom, that you 
might be made to feel your destitu- 
tion, and make the glorious resolve 
to arise and go lo your father. There 
are nany who are perhaps making 
iiitr this resolve and have determined 
that before another New Year's day 
tliev will be in the service uf Jesus. 
Bat how often these resolutions are 
uot carried out. You resolve to go 
but never get ready. What do reso- 
lutions amount to it they are uot car- 
out. If resolutions alone would save 
any boily what a vast mass of the 
])Cople would be saved. But this 
will not do. God can not be pleased 
with those who are always going to 
consecrate themselves to hiui at some 
time but never get ready. ■ He can 
only look upon them as robbers, as 
they rob Him of time that ought to 
be devoted to His service so long as 
they procrastinate the Jay of grace. 
IIow maoy have speut their time iu 
this way, waiting fur a more couven- 
ient stason, ami thus waited just ti 
lilllf IM lonij. The time allotted lo 
yon to make preparations may end 
suddenly, and if you are not ready 
when Jesus comes or death overtakes 
yon, you can not be among the re- 
deemed who hail His presence with 
delight and say, "Lo we have waited 
for thee, we will b« glad and rejoice 
in thy salvation." May God help all 
who arc yet out of the ark of safety 
to inaUe a determiue.l resolution and 
carry it out before the period i)f time 
which we have just entered shall 
liave closed, wiiat thou doeat, do 
itciuickly for the day of thy salva- 
tion mny be near at hand. "To-day 
ifyou hear His voice harden not 
your hearts." .1. [>,, f;. 


He feel that we owe an apology to 
ear readers for the character and sub- 
.iect niatter of our editorials for the 
lew past months, and we are assured if 
y™ knew our eir'cumstanoes ivnd the 
"aiouut of labor we perform, you would 
"raept it as being iu place. ' 

I'nr new building uot only a 
«'ge amount of money, but of labor 
"Wl care, so much so that our attention 
WM considorably drawn from our pub- 
"^''on. About one half of onr time' 
"as spent at the building, so that we 
"«e necessitated to" do much' of our 
™tor,al labor at night, and that very 
"'Wtt while others wore snugly laid 

away for repose. Wo are not of those 
who sail through life on flowery Iwds 
of ease, hut with i ur hands, perform a 
goodly slure of our own labor, which 
is not confined to writing editorials 
alone, but to keeping books, sending 
out Almanacs, books, papers, answer- 
ing inquiries, correspondents and a 
host of other thiirgs belonging to the 
business. So you see, work is our el- 
ement, and we only feel at home when 
it is piled all around us. All our la^ 
bor would not trouble us in the least 

you to remember us in ii joui pray* 
ers. AVe have great confileure in the 
prayers nfour brethren and sisters. 
It is said tliat the pi'ayers of the right- 
eous availetli much, and when we 
think of the maoy family altars 
where, each day, is expressed orally 
emotions of gratitude to the G-iver of 
all good in behalf rJtheeross-hr'ariiig 
children everywhere, what consolation 
it would he to us to know th'it we 
are rernemhered there; that God is 
entreated, by you to bless our labors 

if we were perfect enough to always [ so far as is consistent with his holy 
remain in the right fratne of minil. But 
unfortunately, this we cannot always 
do, neither could anybody else short of 
a saint, if placed in our position. 

It is true, we have our seasons of 
joy, so much so that at times our cup 
seems almost to overflow. Our mails J qu His almii'hty 
are all fraught with missies of love [ yQ^ again in tl 
and cheer — everybody seems to apprc- 
ciiite our labor and pray for its suc^ 
cess, but then comes the bittter. A 
few, during this season of editorial 
bltssedness, have been at work care- 
fully picking out our errors and short 
comings, ami tl,en send ti.em home ' >'«" ^^^^''^ ^" •^^'^''t'ly ^-^P^«^«°^^ -V"'"' 
with a storm, accompanied witl. tbe wiliiDgocs.s to stand by us and aid 

will, Brethren iind sisters please re- 
member us at your f,imily alars, rc- 
m^rmber us in your secret devotiuna, 
for we need your prnyers. la God 
alone we trust, and with the hope 
that lie will be with ns, and leaning 
arm, we come to 
new period of 
time, wiih renewed energy iini\ a 
determined purpose. 

And now, deaf brethren and sisters, 
while we are receiving so many 
words of cheer from yo.i, and while 


pleasant information that they do not 
wish a paper that admits discussions, 
advocates Sunday Schools, and disap- 
proves of random sermons. The Pii.- 
aR[H lias been as free from discussions; 
as could well be expected, 
I ir advocating Sunday 

us In our laljors, we can now truly, 
and henrtily wish you all A HAPt'Y 

Tfould indulge it, neither does our 
Heavenly Father CTince a want of love 
to His cluldren by autf«ring ibem to 
cry loud jind long, and after :iU refuse 
givo what he well knowi would 
harm them. But of (his we may rest 
assund, the desire of the righteous 
shall be granted in S"me way or other, 
and in that way too, which will be tnoat 
to their advantage, for when the Lord 
dues nnt remove the burden from the 
back, he never fails to fit the back for 
the burdsn It matters but little where 
we are, if Chri.^t be with us His pres- 
ence will dispel our gloom and turn a 
prison into a pidace *' 

Our best respects to you all. From 
your well wishing brother and sister. 


Among the curious items of liisto- 
tory on this subject, the fullowing i.s 
worthy of mention : 

"The young ladies and gentlemen 
connected with Grace (Kpjscopal) 
Church were entertained la^t night 
at the residence of D. K. Taylor, on 
Beaton street. Theatricals nnd danc- 
ing were the main features." 

"Theatricrtls and dancing^' the 
'Aiiin fenture.'^ " of an entertain- 
ment by the young.people uf a Chri.*- 
tain Church fur the laudable (mrpo=o 
of ^.raisiug money for ibc Lord'."' 
Tru'y these are "perilous times." — 
Affrrjtt Thiifs. . , 

Ei,X) John Kni&ly of Plymouth 
Ind., informs ns that he is now dwell- 
iTcbooW, we iog among his own people, and that he 
only do what Annual Meeting has ' and las wifi.% lately sister Rebecca En- 
done, and as for random sermons, we i yeart from our congregation, .lames 
do not have much fjiili in them, as wc j Creek, arc living alone— that his wife 
don't believe in a random religion un- j is very well pleased with her new 
der any circumstances. We do not | home, she likes the) country, the neigh- 
allow such expressions Ui mar oui' feel- j bors and the mpmbers, and' i? well sat- 
ings against those whom we call breth- ; isfied with her late change in life. We 
ren, but ailribute it to that weakness \ fad to cnmplimont juoth in their lucky 
of judgment which wr all manilijst at ' choice, and hope they may live long to 
times, yet they have their bearings aiuV| enjoy each others society, 
cause dark clouds to cross our path- j .\fter givin<' some pei"sonal infor- 
way that might be avoided, '^ all [jj,j^tJQ,^^ ho gives the following, which 
would be a little more considerate. ^ kye insert us being of more general in- 

But we have now determined to | tercst. 
mind none of thes?^ things, but exert j « -piie health of our country is very 
our whole energy in the great work of j good. We h;ivc much rain and but 
prumuh'ating to tlie world a pure and ! little snow as vet. It is raining to- 
pruaitlvc VhrhthwlOi, and tliut we I 'lay, (I>ec. 13), and i. very warm, 
m .y be enabled to accomplish so g6od ! There is plenty ot every thing for man 
■' 1 u and beast so that there is no need to 

a work, we solicit every reader who j jjg^p,„j„ We think of having a se- 
has a desire lo Bland by the truth and ] ,.j^, qC feelings in our arm of the 
defepd the '■ ancicni laudniarks,' to | cluhcb before the holidays, if'the Lord 
aid us by contributing for our columns. , will, ami wc irisli you were here. Wc 

, have uot. yet appointed the tune, but 
, iie.xt Saturday is our church meeting 
i and then wc will set the time. 

we would like to be with 

I t;0OI) iVOIIJtK ANIi I'UAYIill'^ 

(liir patrons in renewing their sub- 1 ()I, ' lio 
..criptious are giving us many words 1 you and converse on heavenly things, 
of encouiagenient, : 

iich as '•! wish "car members, let us all set our alle.-- 
-, , ,, , ,' , „ i tions on things above as we go hIoul', 

you succcs.., "may Cod help you, | ,,„,i if ^^ jo so Cod will bless us for 
Ac., ami we can assure you they arc , ]j^ i.^j. ^^j ^o, and what tied has 
highly appreciated.,' f hoy encour- j pi-mnijed he will do, and; we need 
aire us ranch and slrtngthen us fur | not doubt. If we make tjod the de- 
light of our hearts lie will give us our 
desires. While in this world, wc want 
but little, nov shall we want that little 
long, luit while wc noed it liod will 
If we lake liod f.u- our leader 
Him for our 

the performance of our duties. I'Jease 

do uot witlihohl your words of en- 
coura'^emeot, for we need them, and 
when you have an op|airtunity to 
speak a word iu favor of, our. w"-'- 
please do so, as "woads litly i\. 
en are like apples of gold in pic- 
tures of silver," and maj; do raueh" 
to present our 'labors 1n_ a -fa- 
vorable ligbl. Tliere is one thing 
desire on llie part' of 

we especially 

onrjpitrons. We earnestly entreat 


. wc will be sure to httv 
Ijsi provide!'.' VV'c must take caru to have 
■thcla,w of ("OiL in our heart.-. What- 
ever we desire and (rod withholds, we 
may rest assured that it would do us 
no good could we obtain it, or the 
goodness of God would compel Him to 
give it. No father loves his child any 
the less for wilhholding what he knows 

The WE.iTllKn for the past.fenr 
weeks has been uousually mild and 
seems to be a fulfillment of the dec- 
laration that (lod will teni;>'*r the 
wind for the shorn flocks. Tnous- 
ands of the poor lujve been ---horn of 
theirjgnrmeiits tbrough the elVeets of 
the late panic, and l.atl it hern follow- 
ed hy a tight and fcfcr^ winter, the 
condititin o*" many* would have been 
nnforcunate indeed,' but tfir^s the 
ruler of the universe will do 

— The CliiDesogovernaient Ikh form- 
ed the plan of educating i-'H. Chi- 
nese yo'itlis iu this eouutry, Sixty 
have already arrived, .and an- [lUl'sue- 
ing their sturlies ill .MassachusettM-aDd 
Cjuneelieut, and the . teniaiiidei: will 
be sent over at the rate o( thirty, an- 
ually. They are picked, young, auil 
betvveeii the ages ot twelve four- 
teen years, and et>me here aceorupa- 
nied by Kngli-h speakiiirf Chinese 
guardians a[)t1 tutors,, 

AriEMS wanted. \\'e would be 

pleased to employ severa- hundrerl 

more agents lo sofiolt sub-ci-iccrs for 

the I'lLNRi.M. We inti-ntl to niafee it 

j ju-t the paper tiic (,)hn:c i innV the 

j world noeds. t'rce I'ronrwranj*ltng'dis- 

eu-ssion- and full of living C iristian- 

i*v. Kvery brothel-, sister '.■'^'fr'teud 

that thinks they could giUUer us a 

f<;i\ namts. .-Iioakl seuil, (jnr.-Al- 

! Ill Ulae and [jro-peclil-s. , ^ _. 

I iMi.iMMII I IMI— IIIWIIII ii I mill ■■.■II 

The /'''?/■'//' .l'«'-'«'f fo- I.S7-1 is 
j of more ihtu oidinary iiile.c -t -40tteu 
i,up iu the be.stof*tyJe autL&hcukl be 
1 iu.every hoine in ,tue lirothi^lipod. 
It will be sent i uEi-; to evvcry sub- 
scriber f-u- the I'lI.lir.IM for^S'7-1. 

Ki-n, I). I'. Savi.oI!, in addiiion 
to liis present labors, takes cbai-se of 
the Middlelowu \'alley f limvh.Kr d- 
erieU Co., Mil. 



No. 2., may lit iilitilcaficr tlit time 
on account of fixing up ami ];eili"g 
oar new office in workiii)^ couiiilion. 
This No. will bo printed in ihe old 
office, but foHeJ ;incl m.iilc(l .it Hun- 
tingdon and will lie sent out as eiir- 
ly as posBihlc «o as to read) >^i)mc of 
our readers hv tlie Isl. tif .January, 
1874, and give our agents and frisnds 
an oppm-tuniiy of ^e^■inglllc 1"ilgri.m 
in its enlarged form, liopiuc that it 
will give ptieh general .satisfaction 
as to induce all to put forth renewed 
efforts to increase our list. Now is 
the time to work, and our te:D'S are 
so fair and liheral that anyho«ly can 
KUtceed in gathering us a few names 
if the eirort is made. We will accept 
the natiu's of all such as are honest 
end wilt pay during the year. This 
is as liberal as can be desired. 

A bruther says : "Next to the IJi- 
hle I coii'.idcr tlie Pii.<;ui.\t ctmtains 
the I'C-t reading to put hefjrc my 

Thi* Tooii, — There are a large 
nunil>er I. i" this class have made de- 
mands n))ou our liberality. Fot 
them we :tre willing to do all that 
(tur circnmstarices will allow, and 
Lave not retuseil a single case. All 
wo a-k of such is, pay us all you can 
from the regular price down to !jO 
c«nUl or even les", hot there are few 
-indeed I nl what can do that much 
wliere there is a will. In soniecases 
ourajicnts give all their percentage 
towurds I'aying for sucli,l)Ut we think 
U would he much better if each 
Church, or ntomllers, would all tJiroTV 
in a mitt and thus furnish their poor 
with the Hii.tmiM. J! ret! : en and sis- 
ters, think of these things. 

If you want to place gomi instruct- 
ive rt-adini: matter before your eiil- 
dreli suhsciihc fertile Pll.uitlM. On- 

CoHBixTioN.—.-V small part of this 
edition « us run oU' before the address ! 
«t the heail of the firat page was { 
dunged. I'leiisc notice that our a<l- | 
drcsa is cliangol. Henceforth you j 
»ill pltssi. mail all matter Ac, to 
H. H. liiiin.hongli, IJox 172, Hun-: 
tiujrdon I'l. j 

Oooi) .Nr.Hs.— It would be a roal 
pleasure Un- us to give extracts from i 
the miHiv » iicouriiging letters we arc | 
now riM.iving, but as we hava so 
BHlch oiler iuleresling reading for- 
thit N'l. «!■ will foibcar (i.r tiie pres- 
ent by »>iiig, (!, d lihs^ yon dear 
4>re(Lri'» m-ius and fiieuds 'or ^-.m,. 
wordj of iheer and encouragement. 
Thej n^ftle our soul glad. 

Iryou want lo do your brother or 
friend » la-ting tavor, persuade him lo 
«iib«rili* for the rti/iiiiu. 8l,.-0 
JMya lor a years sulirriiplion, and an 
inl©resiiiig wd useful .Mmanae is 

given hKKK. 

OaowbKO Out.— On aoeoont of a 
uocethan usntl amount of eorrespond- 
«aoe kc. .Youth's Department is again 
crowded out. This may occur oc- 
casionally daring the sinter but w« 
ijilead to keep up thie department, 
and f;]n it more attention in a few 


A Jt*pQTltr U wanted from etery Church 
in t}u irrothtrhooiHo ntnd vt Churrh rMSWC, 
OlntMiirien, Annourn-imenU. or nnythinq 
thiit ipiU he nfrjemral inUrenl. To imtiiTe in- 
Kfrlion, ttie vriUvi nnfiie ttniM aceoinpautj 
tiuh ronimunication. Our Inmtatioii n not 
nanonal l)Ut general — pUttge rf»pond to out 


After an elapse of si.x yeai-s, I left 
my home in Alto^na, Iowa, and took 
the train foi Chicago III., where 1 ar- 
rived on the 11th of November and 
remained until the 12th. It is won- 
derful to see the progress in building 
up that part of the city ihat was re- 
cently burnt out. Arrived at Indian- 
apolis on the 12th, visittd my cousin 
Conrad Baker, K.-S Governor of that 
Stat*". Had a pleasant time renewing 
our former friendship with him anu 
family. From here went to Cam- 
bridge City, then to Hagerstown, 
where 1 formerly spent sixteen years 
of mr mortal career. Visited friends 
and brethren, and preachui some ten 
or twelve sermons at different places 
in the Brethren's meeting liouses, bat 
in conseiiuence of bail roads, and in- 
ch raent weather, the meetings were 
not very well attended, hut hod the 
best of order and attention to the word 
preached. I found the members and 
fiitnds well with a few exceptions. 
Sister Su-an Hardman, wifd of Vj\i. 
D.ivid Hanlmau dei'ea-od, was very 
sick with dropsy. 1 had the pleasure, 
though mingled with deep sorrow, of 
being oiie of the Elders ilia.t were 
called lo attend to the holy anointing 
with oil in the name of the Lord. 1 
also found my aged motheriiilaw and 
sister in Christ, C'hristina Shulls, lu 
very delicate health. Bro. Abrara 
Teeter was also jick, but with these 
exceptions I found all well aiul doing 
Well teropnrally and spiritually. The 
ministers of this p-Jit of the Church of 
Christ have energy, fidelity and //cal 
thai is truly commendable. May God 
abundantly bless their laboie of love. 

By the kind providence of (jod I 
was again permitted to return to my 
home en tile Loth of l)eceml)er. Fonnd 
all well for which I try lo feel truly 
thankful. But to my susprisc I fouud 
uiy son George W., and sOn-in-law, 
Reimati, tiirough the instrumentality 
of Eld. F'lOry, greatly excited and 
strongly in the notion to go to Colo, 
rado with their dry goods store. Bro, 
Flory gives a good report of that good- 
ly land. 

Now dear brethren, I fee) that i 
should enter upon my labors of love 
with fresll determinal-iou, and by tlie 
help of Go<l 10 at least 
some good, which 1 will try to do. 
G. R. Baker. 

AUooJUJ. Jaiia. 


We have not much church news 
to wnd at this time- M'e gen- 
erally liave two communions each 
year, hut last spring we were depriv- 
ed of the birased privilege of having 
one, on account of some trouble, but 
thanks l«tothe great and good Fath- 
er, we succeeded in getting the mai- 
ler adjusted, so iha' we ojuld, and 
did have one this fall. On the 4th 
and 6ih of October, we went to Ihe 
Rush Creek Church, to attend a Com- 
monion meeting there. The weather 
was very unfavorable, and lherefoi», 
the congregation was small. We had 
an excellent meeting. Goo<I order 
prevailed, and an excellent spirit 
seemed to pervade the hearta of all 
present. "Two dear Mula wer« recvlT- 

ed hy baptism into the fold. Brother 
David Workman of Ashland, K\\ 
Stoncr and the writer were the speak- 
ers present froni other congregations. 

On the 11th of Oct , we had our 
t'omnuinion meeting. It rained on 
Saturday, and therefore we bad a 
small congregatiou, but the best of 
order and good attention. On the 
Lord's day preaching again, large at- 
tendance, good order and attention. 
We were disappointed in getting 
help, and therefore the labor.s fell up- 
on us at home, nevertheless »ve had a 
good meeting. 

On Friday the I7tli, we took Ihe 
cars for the Danville Church, in 
Knox county, Ohio. At Newark 1 
met Bro, Frank H. Bradley, formerly 
of Va. At Ml. Vernon the cars did 
not make connection, and we had to 
stop over night. Staid with sister 
Sarah Farucst, was very well enter- 
taiiieil having . stopped with her many 
times in former years. We felt quite 
at home. Saturday morning we again 
took the train for Danville, where we 
arrived in safety at 9 a. m. Here we 
met Bro. Isaac Ross, one 01 the speak- 
ers in that church. We weot with 
him a short distance to his lioufe, 
aud took dinner witii him and the 
kind sister. It was then raining. 
Bro. -lacob Ross — father of Isaac, — 
conveyed us to the place of meeting, 
miles distant, where we preached at 
3 p. m,, communion at night, and the 
best order I ever saw at a cominuu- 
ion meeting. The speakers present 
were Brethren Kid. ^Iorgan Woik- 
man, David M. Workman, his son, 
Samuel Mnntis, Bro. Kdly, David 
Brubaker, and the writer, liesides 
their own speakers. On the Ijord's 
day had two sermons preached. In 
the forenoon Bro. David M. Work- 
man preached a good sermon, had 
good attention and a good feeling pre- 
vailed. In the aft<?rnooo, I again 
preached, went home with brother 
Flllsfia Ross, staid all night there and 
had a pleasant lime. On Monday, 
Bro. Ross took us to brother .lacob 
Ross's, rained on us all the way, din- 
ed with them, and then departed from 
the brethren there, and look the train 
for home, where we arrived safely 
betw-etn -'j auil 6 o'<*loek, p. ni. l-'ound 
all well. Thank the Loril, Many 
thanks to the dear brethren for I heir 
kindness, and to brother B'-adley for 
his company, which we enjoyeil so 
mueti. May the good Lord bless us 
all, is our prayer. Amen. 

W. .\rnol». 
Sonierstl, 0. 

Dear Editors : — It is a sorrowful, 
and tome not a satisfactory reflection, 
to know that my communications, 
written for the Pilorim, are calcula- 
ted to offend. I say written expressly 
for the PiLSRiM, lieeause I am well 
assured thai the editors of no other 
periodical work now printe<l, would 
have the liberality or the firmness, 
to insert them ; for it is an almost 
universal rule among the conductors 
of [lerimlical works and journaln in 
this day, to keep back ihe truth if it 
is likely to give o0'enoe, and seek to 
please rather than to be useful. 1 am 
far from wishing to olTeod, but I 
write from a sense of duty, and there- 
fore am not permitted to temporize or 
eu|ii>ort error. 

With regard lo what I have slated 
concerning oor miesionary nndertak- 
ingf, I here observe, I would be sor- 
ry to discourage anything calculated 
to do good, or to promote the happi- 
nesa of mankind, and did the mil- 
sionariee go forth in the ipirit of love 
•na support the eanse of Chriat ky 
txample aa welt aa precept, I should 

consider it among the great^„, 
crimes to s|),ak against them. But 
this is far from being the easc,and as ii 
ispioperthat ihe suhjeel should he 
represented in its true light, 1 ^(,ji| 
continue to forwaril to yon .such « 
may be presonled to me, I am a»are 
it is a prevalent opinion that this is 
an age of great lighl, that the Gospe! 
is making progressive advances iu the 
world,and in every part of Christenduru 
the people are submiiting lo the yoke 
of ClirisI ; that the subjects of Pagaa- 
iom are leady in large unmbcrs to 
bow to the ,sceptre of Iramanuel. [ 
am disposed wholly, to call in ques- 
tion the correctness of these veiwe 
The present age may, in comparisou 
with those that preceded it, in some 
sense, be considered an age of increas- 
ed light. The human mind has been 
studied with more attentiun, die 
natural and civil rights arc belter uu- 
derstood, and more clearly defined, 
governments have been established 
im more enlarged and equitable [iriii- 
cipU's, and even Christianity, hy op- 
[losing the rational proofs of its truth 
and divinity against the flimsy and 
poisoned shafts of infidelity, has rec- 
ommended itself to more general ac- 
ceptauce. But it is not a base ad- 
mission ot the truths of Christianity, 
tiiat can make us Christians indetil, 
or entitle us to the kingdom of heav- 
en. As they were not all Israel that 
were of Israel, so they are not 
all Christians that are of Chris- 
tcndooi. It is true, there is in the 
world much show of religion and pi- 
ety, and 10 a superficial view this may 
lie identified with the subslance. Bui 
I believe the sinc-ere and discriraioa- 
ling observer will readily perceive 
Ihat all that glitters is not golil, that 
a great part of what occasionally 
pa.sses for Christian devotion and 
evangelical piety is falsely so cjillcd. 
It is but the production of tfie active 
dispositi'Hi of the human mind unre- 
newed by the sanctifying iiiHucuMS 
of divine love, and whst in a|io»- 
tolic language is emphaiically styh'd 
will worship. The time is coming, 
and how soon it will arrive, is known 
onlv to God, when the foundation of 
each of us will be tried, when we 
shall appear before the judgment seat 
ot Christ, and any other covering than 
that of his spirit will be ot no aval , 
It is then of incalculable impor- 
tance to us that we know on what 
foundation we are building our hopes 
ofeierual life. I*t us cnllivate »n 
in»-eniou» spirit aud be willing 1« 
trv ourselves. Try yourselves s.ys 
the apostle, prove yourselves k""" 
ye not your ownselvcs thai Jesi" 
Christ is in you, except you are rejv 
rebates? Why should we deceive oui^ 
selves or permit others to deceive uh. 
The day will declare our work et 
what kind it is, and we ninst be in- 
dividiiallv accountable to hoa. 
we are dJceived ilie lo.s w.l h our 
own. Ut US he careful then tojudgo 
for ourselves in these important m« 
ters relating to salvation, and not "^ 
mislea.1 by an implicit attaohmenl^ 

others or their "P' "'""'•. """"c- 
high or sacred may be >bc.r ""»'«^^ 
ler" lest the blind leading the "<"> 
both fall into the ditch, , 

If we possess ^'^ ^S'O'^^'XJ 
we shall judge with >mr"''%w 
what is said or written with « , 
to benefit mankind, bo.wever opi^^ 
it may be to the P""cul" J'^„„. 
in which we are involved, or ^^^ 
ever it may be at var.anoe «"» 
.entinicnl.wehavepwv""'"^ j^ 

Dear hrollier Eililor: —la looking 
dfer tlic ra.or.iM I see that you so- 
licit cliiircli news, and as I have nev- 
urseen any correspondcnco from tliis 
arm of I'l" churcii, I will try, in cny 
ffe»k»f-s, to jj'ivo a little sketcli of 
iheohnrch here in Kansas, known as 
the Grassliojiper Valley Chnrcli. 
This cliarcli was organized in the 
year IHGS with eii;htor ton mcinhers, 
bv bwther John liOAers of Dons^lass 
Co. und \Vm. ciish, the latter bt:ing 
chosen our Klder. We now nnruber 
76 or 100, with six speakers and six 
deacons. We are situated in .Jefler^ 
son Co., "J*^ niiles west of Leaven- 
wortli City, and 35 miles east of To- 
iicka, the capital of the State, and 5 
miles east of R'jck Creek Station, 
which is on the Atchison, T()[ieka 
ailJ Sanlefee railroad. 

We now make an appeal to the 
brethren that are traveling through 
die diHi-Tent Slates to make this one 
of their stopping places. Our breth- 
ren are still laboring for the good 
cause whereiri they have been Cilled, 
and when I hear them pleading so 
hard fi)r sinners to turn from their 
wjckedtiess and join in with the peo- 
ple of (rod, and still they give tio 
heed, I sometimes think It would lie 
no wonder if our brethren would be- 
ctjnie diseouraged. But then if they 
ilo their duty as watchmen, it is all 
that is required of them. Brethren 
and sisters, we slionld be eugagcil iu 
offering up our prayers to God in be^ 
half nf our brethren, that thev may 
he able to ileelare the whole truth to 
a sinful and a dying world. Breth- 
ren and sisters, we .should let inir 
light so .shine before men that they 
may see our good wirks and glorify 
onrFatfer which is in Heaven. 1 
souietiuRs think that wi: are getting 
too ecdd. (.1, can we not have that 
love for one another that our Savior 
W for ns? If so, we cm then say 
in truth that we are the oliildren of 

.Now brother Brncnbaugh, 1 have 
been a reader of the I'ii.grim for the 
last two years, and von can consiilcr 
me a subscriber for 1874- Please 
toutiune sending it. I am trying to 
Bet subscribers and will semi them 
>» as ooou as possible. 

A . I'kaksoll. 
'hairkcc, Kansas. 

. Dau- EJitnrs: —As you are solic- 
'"»g ehnreh news and as the breth- 
'en in the Panther Creek Church, 
f'a'las Co., Iowa do not report, 
'Will dr..]) yon a few items. The 

"c'n ■■''"'""'"= ""'"I'' "'>^' I'a"'-^ 
"etilnigup slowly. Some 8 or !) 


« yielded 


their all, and 

nianilesied their fdth in Jesus by 
"uwuig (:i,,i,t all around them in 
'"« b.ibt.suial waters, besides a good 
'"""y ^y letter, which has in four 
jws tiMie, increased our number to 
«'"e 00 o,ld. There were but four 

tioT 'u''"-' '"''"'' '" °"'' ""■ganiza- 
S.n ."''I'lfve preaching every 
^''^"ll., and everv two Mceks 
««k9 at two places. ' A great intei- 1 
MM !"'';"',™*'^d "'"1 all the respect I 
T n ' .""" •^""''l ^'- I''""'"! for. 
and ,' ,'" "">■ direction are.eomc 
"J preach f„,. us. Our heart some 
^uncs hi ■ 

Dec. 6, 1873, aged 45 years, some 
mouths and some days. She was an 
art'ectionate mother, loved by all who 
associated with her. The family 
which consisted of a father, mother 
and an adopted daughter, moved 
here last spring Ironi Ohio. But we 
are now boreft of one who gives life 
in the fhniily circle. The funeral 
was attendei] by brethren C. Long 
and Kobert Badger. 

J. B.DiKii 

-Bro, II. B. BruiitJinugh : — I am 
always anxious to read church news 
of the Brotherhood, and while read- 
ing the news of the progress of God's 
cause in the dilferent pirts of our bo- 
loved Brotherhood, 1 thought per- 
haps a few words from this part of 
(Jod's moral vineyard might also be 
interesting to the brethren and sis- 

Seven months ago we numbered 4 
members in this vicinity, .since then 
there were 9 more added by baptism 
We belong to the Waterloo Congre- 
gatiori, but we live south-east and a 
good distance away from the main 
body of the congregation, yet we 
have regular preaching once every 
two weeks. The Waterloo Congre- 
gation extends over a large territory, 
which makes it rather hard for the 
ministering brethren, in onr congre- 
gation, beciuse they have so many 
places to preach. But the brethren 
in the adjoining', (.South Waterloo 
(.longregation) assist the the minis- 
ters iu ours,bj filling some of the ap- 

I wish that some of the many 
brethren who are moving West from 
the Ktstern States, would settle in 
our neighborhood, so that we would 
have some help. Theie are some hard 
ca'-es here. Two weeks ago one of 
the oldest men of our lieighborbood, 
came to our meeting and was so bad- 
ly intoxicated that he couhl hardly 
walk, and in time oi' prayer he was 
talking, laugliiHg, cursing and swear* 
ing, but the same man has been at 
our meetings a number of times be 
fore, and behaved himself very well. 
When liquor is in, wit is out. I sup- 
pose we must taKe the bitter with 
the sweet, and be thankful to God 
that it is no worse than it is. Many 
of the young folks behave badly, but 
perhaps they may change their evil 
ways some day. D. B. Tiokikk. 

Enterprise, Joicn. 


furns with 

synip.Tihy for those 

l^ /to be fed upon the sincere milk ' 
_ • e wurd. U„t our labors are 
ho J f, ""I'"'*-''! ■ifoiind home, yet we 
thfC.i . "'' '** ""'' f"f distant when 
W .i ' "" '^'^el'iuK after truth will 
4 r^""?"'!"'^''- Hut with soi- 
'aoks I, '"l"'"!" >'"" "'"' 0"e from onr 
lal r- "'*'''="'-" all 'bat (smor- 

'''paricd'"''"" """'""' '" ^""^^^ '"'* 

' '"" -• Nye departed this life, 

Dear Bro. Bruiixbaugh : — f hereby 
invite the PiLUKtM to our secluded 
home in Kansas, the coming year, 
IbrsCi'Iude 1 as we are from the Broth- 
erhood, 1 would rather do without 
one meal a day, than do with out the 
Pii.oitiM. There are none of the 
lirethren nearer than twelve miles of 
us, and we have heard theui 
preach but .three times in eight 

We nnva taken the I'lt.uni.M tor two 
years, and the good things that it 
contains, is as manna to our hungry 
souls. Sometimes it* visits are not 
as prompt as we would like them tii 
be, sometimes they miss one week, 
then we get two at once. When 
they start promptly on their journey 
we get them the same week they are 
, riiitcd. Please be prompt for you 
know not the .souls that yon make 
glad by so doing. 

If 1 thought that I could swell your 
list of subscription, I would willing- 
ly make an eUbrt, but times arc hard 
and no brethren in our neighborhood. 
I have tried a little, but none seem 
willing to subscribe for a religious 
iiaper. Yours in Christ. 

W. M. WrsK. 
[.tjmUm, O^ngc Co., Kart.-as. 

Buffalo, Col., Dec, 10 '73. 
— Bro. II. B. Iwill inform our uurao 
ons friends ihrougii the PiLoniM that 
we have left C.recly and moved to 
this place a few <lays ago. This place 
was first called Beaver, but for good 
reasons it has been changed to that of 
Bufl'alo. It is immediatly on the 
rail road running from .iuleslinrcr, 
a Iioint on the Union Pacific R. It, 
up the South I'latt Valley to Denver 
and the mountains. This is a beau- 
tiful valley with large bodies of rich 
bottom lanil, much of which is yet 
open for preemption or iiomestead. 
Tlic weather for a few davs past, has 
been decidedly wiolerish', a few inch- 
es of snow on the ground. It is sin- 
gular to «ee thousands of cattle rang- 
ing on the plains, same as in summer, 
and seem to be doing finely. 
Stock men do not feed any thing to 
theircatthi during the -severest weath- 

.■V general invitation is extended to 

minister-, and all wiio wish to attend. 

No special invitation will bo given 

by letter. I!y orrler of the Chuch, 

S.W. Boi.I.I.VliEB 

Dear Jirelhrnt : — Will some one 

give an explana'ion of the 10th chap. 

i and !6th veifes of John. "And olbcr 

I shecii I have which arc not of the 

I fold ; ihem also, I must bring, and 

they shall hear my voice." 

I). B. Tk.nlv. 
NoTic-K — There will iie a .scries of 
meetings h.eld in the Maple Grove 
Me<tiiig-linuse, Ashland Co., Ohio, 
comtueocing January 3, '74, and per- 
haps will close on the evening of the 
llth. A general invitation is ex- 
tended to ministering brethren and 
others to be with us. By order of 
the church. \Vm. SAur,KR. 

We are all well 
with Colorado. 

Our address is 
Weld Co,, Colon.lo, 

and well pleased 

still Greely, 
lie exjiect to 
have an office here as .soon ns the R. 
R. is in riiunig order which we are 
assured will bo in theearly spring if 
not sooner. Tiuly vours in Christ- 
iati love. J. S. Flouy. 


Dear Pilgrim: — There :ire thir- 
twn cumruoi) free Sflioo!.- in Sliirlov 
tovvnshin, taught by llvo male anil 
eight feni ale te.iclier?. iJnt two wcoUs 
ago they were t3Uj:ht;hy f'lur male 
and nine fonialf teaolieiH. Wiiy ihe 
change? Cue nftheiu a yonntj la 
(ly about twenty of age died. 

Two Wfpks ago tier [iruspet-ts fnr 
long life and happines^s and u.-ieful- 
ness in the world wcri' better tliun 
mine in all candid human judgement, 
hut now her earfldy career is ended. 
8!ie has gone to receive her eternal 
reward. Her body b:i* tieen con- 
signed to the earth whence it came.' 

It may be said of her by men, tlnit 
she was bad, good, or indiffLTent, but 
she ha^ gone before the only ju!:.t judge j 
of all the earth, and all that men, an- j 
els or demons can .say or do for or i 
against her, will avail nothing to, 

iinge His pu.-p'tsc. Wherever ur i 
whenever she meekly, gently and si- ' 
It-ntly boru- evil spoken against her I 
falsly for Christ's sake, a great re- iiuown 
ward was assigned to her in Heaven. 

Our Heavenly Father is s-t con- 
scious and observant of verything 
thai not even a 
ground wiiho' 

/ore no one n^ed fear that this young 
la'ly will not be justly dealt with 
where she is now. .). ll. Uauvkr. 

Ml Union, Pa. 

SPITZKR.- In tlic JouatUan'a Creek 
branch of the CIuucli, Pcny C'»., Ohio, 
Sept. 0,l87J,of spiiml .-illecUoii, Tliomas 
AViJIiiiiii, sou of friends Samuri and 8it- 
mil A. Si.itz;;pr, agpd 8 mos, and !) days, 
Fuutral service iiy lln- writer. 
SNIDER.— Also in the same place. Sept, 
S, I87;i, of same disease, Sunuiel Perlv. 
son of Bro. Noah aiul eister Mary Snider, 
aged 4 mos. iind IJ) day.s. Fmieral scrvi 
CC3 by the writer. 
BAKKR, — Also in the sdinr jilacc, iinil on 
llie same day, of con^uniptiou, Bro. Levi 
Baker, foimerly of Slieimndnali fo.. Va , 
Ji^'ed 59 years, 1 moDtUand 8days. Leaves 
oehindfliim u lovinti wife, (a t-islpr, ) 2aons 
and o dauglitci-s. lie was sick wi U cou- 
«iimption fnr nearly two years. Funeral 
scrvtci-(> by the writer. 
Fill ESNOlt. -Also in llie lliish Ctwk 
Couj^Tegatinn, Fairiii'Ul Co.. O., Oct. 34, 
187;t, Johu Friesnor, aged 35 years and 
3-1 days. 

lie leaves a wife and four small children 
lo mourn the loss of a kind husband and piv- 
rent, and many friends.a jaood luisbbor and 
friend. Thns in the midst of life wc are in 
deatli. Funeral services by the writer. 

Wm. Arnold. 
SIIBLbER.— Iu the Falling Sprinfj Cod- 
},rrefiation, on Dec. 10. 187H. sifter Eliza- 
beth Sheller, aged sa yrs.. 6 nios, and 4 
days Funeral services by Bro, .J. A. 
Stover ami Jos Ciipe. ' .1. Z. 

KURTZ.— In the Maple Grove Cun;,'regiv- 
tion, Ashland Co., Ohio, Dombutl, daugh- 
ter of brother and sister John Karl?., aged 
7 years, 3 montha and !» dayw,. Funeral 
services by the writer and oUu-rN from Isl 
Thens. 4 : IS. 

Litth- Dora. aUhouL!:li very yonn-.;. mani- 
fe3t<?d a love for Heaven, and duiin;; her 
illness would fretpiently siny; the well 
known hymn, "My heavenly home i.t 
bright and fair,'" and shortly ere »ibe fell 
asleej) she expressed a rlpsirc that her dear 
nother mii,'ht jjo with her. Thu:^, bow of- 

_ ten wouUl th** dark valley seem brighter, 

jn a sparrow falleth' to the I ''">'ht wc bo led by the hand of >oau- dear 

loot His iinlirc Thciv '''''"''■ I*"t Jesu)* has promisrd to jro with 

lOut Ills notice, lucic !.,. h..,. «.i,y should we lenr? 

then ^ 


please copy i 
n. N". Workman. 

MO.yEY i.iar. 

fkar Ptigrliii ; — I lieru drop ;i lit- 
tle 0!iurcli tiews. Our Communion 
Mt'otiiia" ill iini^ii Oi'fC'k Branch, 
Iliglihuii! Cu., Uiiii), uccortli'i^j; to 
provious arru»j;emciii>, cooiinonc- 
( ll on Friday ])revinus to the 
fourth Suiiilav oC October, aliti 
closoil on Tuesilay rollovviiii:. Tfail 
a vory ^ooil iniH'tiny; on 'riit'.-day. 
Two cjtinc oat on the Lonl's ■iidc,iinil j ]iIisonij"z,Vtni' 
were rereived into the Ciinreh L>v I Siillk- K sIl-IIuh 
ChriHlinn ha|itisni,nuil went on their Jolm Anmld 
u'uy rejoicing. The gnoil work scetns 
to he moving onward and iipwui'd. 
A nunibpr hove been ailded to the 
Oliiirch during the p:lst .S nnlUKr. 
Dear brotiireii let this tie onr ivat 

,1 li JlilllT 

Simon SiiyO'- 

Nattl. Ojjs 

K liOnjroiieeivcr 

Siiml K VoiltT 

worj, onward and npward. 

.1. H. Oarmas. 

The Spring Itnn C'ougrcgaULin has 
appointed a series oi" meetings to open 
on Satiirilay evening Jan, 24, in 
the Spring K'^n Meeting-house 2| 
miles from McVcytown Station, Miff- 
!iu Co., Va. 



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NO. 2. 

POETRY, __^ 


Close her eyelids, press them geutly 

O'er the dim and lendeu eyes, 
For tlie soul Uiat mfide 0»tm lovely 

Hath returned iu to tUe skies; 
■\Yipe the death drops from Uer forehead, 

Sever one dear goldea tress. 
Fold her icy Imuds nil meekly, 

Sniooth the snowy little dress; 
ScBtUT llnwers o'er Uer piHow— 

Gentle fioweis, so pure :ind white- 
Lay this bud upon her bosofti; 

There— now softly say, Good night! 

Tliongh our tears flow fast and faster, 

Ti^rwe would not call Uer back, 
We ivic glad her feet uo Inuger 

Tread life's rough and stormy track; 
We are ^V^d our Heavenly Father 

Tonk her while her heart was pure, 
We are glad he did not leave her 

All life's trials to endure; 
We nre plad— and yet the tear drop* 

Falleih; for, iilasl we know 
That rmr fireside will be lonely, 

We shall miBs our ditrling so. 
Whde the twilight sliadows gather 

Wo bhall wait in vain lo feel 
Little arms alt white and dimidod, 

Round our necks so softly steal, 
Our wet cheeks will miss the pressure 

Of sweet lips as warm and rod, 
And our bosoms sadly, sadly 

Miss that tlarling little bead, 
Which was wont Uj rest there «woetly, 

And those gentle cyen so bright, 
We shall miss their lovir.g oriancss. 

We shall miss their soft Good night. 

When the morrow's sun is shining. 

They will take thip cherished form, 
They will bear it to the church-yard, 

And consign it to the worm; 
Well — what matter ? It is only 

The elay drobs our darling wore; 
God hath robed her as f»n angel, 

She h»d need of tliis no more; 
Fold lier bauds, and o'er her pillow 

Scatter ttoweirs, all pure and white, 
Kits that marble brow hnd wUispar, 

Uuce again, a laet Good night. 



Who hath matle >is able ministers of the 
r.cwTeslameul, not of the letter, but of 
■lie spiiit: for the letter killeth, but the 
spnii giveth life.— 2 Cor. 3: «. 

I tV«ely airrte with brother Jacob 
Steel and :ill utheiT^, thai the above 
is one of the nmst, if not the very 
most important subject that cau be 
discussed, not only in our peiiocli- 
cals, bnt also in everylhino; else that 
f^*^ys to make knowu tlie truth, 
■l-he cause of the ^reat importaucc 
attaclieil to tiie subject is, the great 
stubborn tcntleiicv of professors of re- 
J'gion to lay hohl u|rt)n the letter 
3p*l cllufr riirorouUy and tLMia- 
ooiisly lo it until it kills them so 
'■^^^ii that tliPv are never qulckeuetl 
^f made alive by the spirit. 
. it is the nliice of liie letter, aft an 
instrument in the hands of tiorl, of 
**.'9 Son, ami of His rnini.^terfi, to 
*"Uiul In iiI;o mauuer it is the of- 
°ce of the spirit to make nlive. The 
^"iT killed ihe Jews, i>ut the spirit 

aUe them alive. By a sui)erslitious 

^°^ rixt'nuis adherence to the out- 

vard dry fbrinnlas of the Mo^au-al 

oVt'i,'^'* ''^""^•■^'"ce that was destitute 

the spirit,— hy an jtdherence to 

t.nlp'* v.^^^'' "^'''^'i trave rise to the 

fee ' ^^^ ^""''"^ '^'«<'^ '° ^^^ ^"^ 

f f^""^' tVHt^inns and hyp.Kirisies. 

UQd an avenue into the Sanhedrin. 

vjn t^,c outside, the Je>Ts were very 
the' ''^'''''''■'^ of the luw.bnt'insiae 

y were shrewdly outwittisg, of 

course to their own destruction. Ma- 
ny of the things whicli the Jews 
would by uo means suffer themselves 
to do, they will have done by Geutile 
servants, inasmuch as they were not 
under the law. I am aware that Je- 
sus was careful of the religious prej- 
udices of His time, and to be Hia fol- 
lowers we should be so too. 

His object was to pierce through 
the outward forms to the central 
principle of Mosaisra. 

Of the Christian religion, Mosa- 
ism was tlie gem, the literal or for- 
mal cotnmandiuents of both dispen- 
sations are the blossoms and the 
spirit of th fruit. 

Christ did not come to destroy the 
Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill 
them. Through this genuine ful- 
tillmeut many of the former castoms 
dropped off like shells from delicious 

All the trp.usactlons of Christ up- 
on earth tended to manifest, through 
outward, visible, tangible things, the 
inward, invisible things of the spirit. 
The beatitudes in the sermon on 
the Mount, and everything else iu 
it tends to evolve to a contending 
struggling, dying world, the one •' all 
in all" spirit of God. 

The lesson taught through the low 
outcast woman at Jacob's well, a? 
well as that taught through the em- 
inently moral Nicodemu^, centralizes 
in the one grand mi^r8ion of manifest 
iug the things of the spirit. 

The restoration of health to the 
man at the pool of Bethesda, and the 
command to him to lake up his bed 
and walk, a formal violation of the 
flabbatb, as well as his obedience and 
the result as he walked — all serves 
as a key to imlock the spiritual mys- 
tery of the Gospel of Christ. 

Likewise "plucking the ears" on 
the "Sabbath day" 'resloring the 
" withereil hand " on the " Sabbath 
day," when He looked around upon 
the Jews •" with anger, being grieved 
for the hardn^'Ss of their hearts," be- 
cause thev were auconscious and des- 
titute of" the spirit underlying the 
formulas — "Remember the Sabbath 
dav to keep it holy." The healing 
of the woman with tlie " issue" on 
the Sabbath day, and indeed every- 
thing which Jesus did, tends directly 
toward the ministration of the spirit 
which giveth life. 

Again foroxample He says, " Now 
do ye phansees make clean the nut- 
side of the cup and platter, but your 
inward parts is full of ravening and 
wickechit'ss. Ye tbols, di(i not he 
that made that whii-h is without made 
that which IS within also? But rath- 
give alms (jf such things as yc have, 
and behold all things are elejui unto 
you. -But woe unto yon pharlsLt'^, 
for ye titlie mint and rueand all man- 
ner of herbs and pass over judgment 
and the love of Gnd, thit^e ouL'ht ye 
to have done, and not to leave the 
oth«r undone." The whole Bible 
tends toward an able mitiiBtry of the 
pIritofChript. J. B. Gakveii. 

Mt. Union, hi- 

Ii;i making ourarraugeraeuts to live, 
we should never forget that we have 
also to die. 


Another year has just set its sun ; 
and while wearejuet stepping on the 
threshold of a new year, I would sujj- 
gest that we halt and look around us. 
i'^irst, let us take a glance over the 
year that has just closed. When we 
look back, we see so many changes 
that have taken place. Many homes 
have been visited with sorrow, atllic- 
tion and deatli. Most of us entered 
this last new year with more or less 
hope and expectation of life and its 
enjoyments, and we have, no doubt, 
enjoyed our full allotted share. We 
also met many disappointments and 
sorrows. Many of our friends have 
been called to the other shore. Death, 
that unmerciful destroyer, lias visited 
many peaceful homes, and, through- 
out this last year, he has, it appears, 
especially drawn his sword over our 
ministering brethren in tlie East as 
well as in the west. Four of our old 
ministering brethren, Elders, with 
whom I was well acquainted, in east- 
ern Pennsylvania, have laid theAr ar- 
mor down iu the year that has just 

Yet it has also had its seasons of 
sunshme and joy. Especially do we 
remember the happy seasons where 
we have met together as one family 
to worship, sing, pray, and keep the 
commandments of our Lord and Mas- 
ter. Also were we made to rejoice 
much when wt3 heard of souls becom- 
ing willing to forsake sin and cast 
iu their lot with God's people. 

But now what d) wo propose to 
make our object tor the new year? 
Have wamade new plans whereby to 
lay up more treasure on earlh ? We 
hope not, bnt if so, let it be abandon- 
ed immediately ; for this night if our 
soul be required of us, whose should 
all this be? But let us set our minds 
to work to contrive what we may tlo 
whereby we may lay up treasure in 
Heaven, that when we arrive there, a 
treasure may await us. So I sug- 
gest to myself, and all who love the 
Lord, tliat we make new ettjrts to 
love and serve our Master, by doiu<x 
as much as lieth iu our power — his 
whole will, coutiuuiog in watching 
and jiraver, and in all hoHnese and 
humility, giving our bodies a living 
sacrifice, holy and acceptable iu the 
sight of Got'. ; and ibllow peace witli 
all meu and holiness wiliout which 
no man shall set' tiic Lord. 

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contributors of tlie I'lixiKiM. I have 
been a steady reader tor nearly three 
years, and am fully convinced it is 
intended fur good. Althongh I have 
no personal acquaintance with tl:e 
editois, yet I am fully confident 
that they are sincere in their labors, 
and think the PiLcKl.M is worthy of 
(lie jtraycrs and support of every sin- 
cere pilgrim traveler to a better land, 
and I intend, the Lord willing to do 
more for its support than iieretofore. 
But let all contribntions be well sea- 
soned witii grace and love as it is 
read over a large part of the United 
States, by all cUanes of peopl* — and 
then laid by for future generations te 
read and refer to, to see the senti- 
ment of the brethren of the present 

day. Brethren think of these things 
when you write for the Pilgrim. 
Let the blessed Gospel be the foun- 
dation upon which we write, bnild, 
hope and trust, and the gates of hell 
shall not prevail against it. 

I have in possession several of old 
Christopher Saur's Almanacs, pub- 
lished over a century ago. They con- 
tain plain, simple, and sound truths. 
They are carefully preserved, and so, 
no doubt, will the PrLCiui>t be pre- 
served that future generations may 
learn from it. May God's spirit di- 
rect its editors and contributors, and 
bless the readers, that fruits of ever- 
lasting life may grow out of it unto 
the honor and glory of God. Amen. 
J. Y. Heckler. 

Ml CarroU, IV. 


The following i.s n part of a letter 
from a most distinguished personage 
oftiie first century of the Christian 
era. He was personally acquainted 
with the most eminent defenders of 
the Christian religion of his day, and 
if history is correct, he was Bishop 
of the church at Jerusalem. As ma- 
ny Christian profeasors may not have 
read or studied said letter, we quote 
from it and especiiilly recommend an 
examination of it to the "Evangel- 
ical Alliance " a'^sembled in the city 
of New York, and all others who 
preach or believe in (lie popular error 
of" salvation by faith alone." The 
following are his views upon the 
subject named above. 

'■ What doth it profit, ray breth- 
ren, though a man say he hath faiin, 
and have not works? Can faith save 
him? Ifa brother or sister be naked 
and destitute of daily food, and one 
of yon say unto them. Depart in 
peace, be ye warmed and filled; not- 
withstanding ye give them not thunie 
things which are needful to the binly, 
what doth it profit? Even so faith if 
it hath not works, is dead, being 
alone. Y'ca, a man may say, thou 
hast faith and I have works; show 
me thy fiith without thy works, and 
I will show thee my faith by my 
works. Tlion believest that there is 
one God, thou doest well ; the devils 
also believe and tretuble. But wilt 
thou know, vain man, that faith 
without works is dead ? Was not 
Abraham our father justified by 
works when he had offered leaac his 
son upon the altar? Secst thou how 
iailh wrought with his works and by 
works was faith made perfect. And 
t!ie Scripture was fulfilled which saitii 
Abraham believed God anil it was 
imputed unto him for righteousness, 
and he was (.-ailed ttie friend of God. 
Ye see then how that by works a 
man iri justified, and not by faith on- 
ly. Likewise also was nof Rahab 
the harlot justified by works when 
she had rwcived the mc^-^ngers »nd 
had sent them out another way ? For 
as the lK)Jy without the spirit is dead, 
>.o failh without works is dead also." 

LoHi^n^ilU'f Ohio, 

MoDBSTY !=• one of the chief oraa- 
ments of youth. 



"Eloi, Kloi, lama 6abttchtliani,"-Mark. 
15: 34. 

I. Introduction. 

This laugu:ige is expreMlvc of Je- 
s«3's gieal eensitiveness of His true 
coodilion at the time of His expira- 
tion. Those of you my readers who 
have boeu reading my preceding ar- 
ticles will doubtless notice that wc 
present llie language heading tliis ar- 
ticle as being the fonrth expression of 
Jesus whilst hunging "l'°" ""■• .<"'°^'*- 
He made no complaint about himself 
until he had willed and provided for 
othera. He first thought of those for 
whom He was then and there suffer- 
ing. He tirst thought of those He 
cauie to seek and (o save, the lost were 
the objects of his compassion. And 
how beautifully He lived out on the 
cross that sentiment He uttered to 
His disciples saying, "But love ye 
yonr enemies, and do good, and lend 
hoping for nothing again ; and your 
reward shall be great, and ye shall be 
the children of the Highest ; for He 
is kind uuto the unthankful and to 
the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, 
a.s yonr Father also is mcroiful." Lulie 
e : 35, 3G. 

The apostle Paul's language cor- 
roborates also with this idea, when 
lie ^ays, " Let every one of us please 
his neighbor for his good to edifica- 
tion. For even Christ pleased not 
Himself ; but as it is written, the re- 
proaches of them that reproached 
Ihec fell on me." — Rom. 1.5 : 2, 3. 

To the Corinthians he further says 
of himself, "Even as I please all 
men iu all things, not seeking ray 
own profit, but the profit ot many 
that they may be saved.*' — 1 Cor. 10 : 

ir. J KSL's's Emotions. 

1. Of Pity. — By Jesns's emotions 
are meant those faculties or powers of 
the mind, that arc capable of being 
aroused and excited to action by some 
inward susceptibility or feeling. Pity 
is the soul's action with reference to 
the ccndition of others. It is a great 
theme indeed, to contemplate the 
niovings of that comprehensive mind 
of Jesns. Who indeed hath iiiiown 
the mind of the Lord. But how does 
the mind of Jesus move? Not first 
with reference to His own condition, 
but the condition of others. Here is 
charity — true and perfect, unfolded 
to the abservatiou and admiration of 
the whole world. " Charity must 
nr>^t begin at home," is a falsehood 
that has been too long practiced by 
Christian jirofessors. It is ati e.x^ 
pres.sion that should be so completely 
buried by considering Jesus on the 
cross, as never to be capable of a res- 
urrection again. That which assists 
at home is not charity. Charity goes 
abroad to do its work, making glad 
the hearts of the unfortunate. 

Kind reader if you have not em- 
braced the yoke of ,Iceus, yon are 
unfurtimatc, and will continue to 
grow more so by straying away from 
your Father's House, as such Jesus 
pities you. His nityiug eye wanders 
after you day by day, as He endeav- 
ors to get you, loves sweet lessens to 
obey. Truly this tender emotion of 
Jesus stands exemplified to all the 
world, as many as are afar offcven as 
many as the Lortl our tiod shall call. 

Poor and downcast saint, Jesus pit- 
iesyou. If you are lashed by the tail of 
the angry serpent, who is tempting 
yon to fall down and worship him, or 
ihrowu among wolves in sheep's 
iilothing, who are eagerly watching 
for a favorable opportunity to devour 
you, be of good cheer, Jesus pities 
you. He pitied the downcast and 
forsaken disciples whilst on the cross, 
which stands as an emblem of lovQ 


and sympathy to all the scattered 
sheep ot Israel, llemember He has 
said I will never leave nor iorsake. 
thee It is He that will make inter- 
cession to the Father, such as will 
prevail and bring you out more than 
conqueror through Him who has 
loved and pitied yon. 

2. (J/'/)e.s^)a(>.-After Jesus had <'ast 
his pitying eye over that vast multi- 
tude that had surrounded him at the 
time of His crucifixion, and had so 
favorably expressed Himself, as an 
evidence that He desired their wel- 
fiire. He suddenly contemplates His 
own situation. The heavens begin 
to frown with darkness. Until now 
the Lamb of God was calm and opin- 
posed, but now His soul begins to 
move vehemently. Oh contemplate 
the scene, " Now from the sixth hour 
there was darkness overall the land 
unto the ninth hour." — Matt. 27 : 45. 
The agitation the soul of .Jesus expe- 
rienced those three long, dark hours, 
must remain indescribable by finite 
minds. As the great curtain of dark- 
ness begins to be drawn ovtir the land, 
I imagine I see those horrified and 
guilty Jews and Romans cease their 
shameful derisions, and tremble at 
the approaching scene. Their loud 
and boastful mockery is turned to 
whisperings of fear. Ah what asud- 
den change often seizes hold of the 

As the ninth Lour begins to ap- 
proach the soul of Jesus moves, being 
agitated now to such a degree, that 
He hurts forth in emotion of despair, 
crying " My God, My God, why hast 
thou forsaken Me." 

To he forsaken by friends, neigh- 
bors, brethren and all creation. He 
was able to bear without a murmur, 
but to be forsaken by God, the eter- 
nal Father, caused him to break forth 
in lamentations. "Well might the 
earth quake and tremble, and the sun 
refuse to shine, upon witnessing a 
scene like this. 

No doubt this bewailing lamenta- 
tion of Jesus was brought ibrth by 
the separation of divinity and hu- 
manity. Jesus must needs die, and 
to accomplish this the Father must 
withdraw His divine power. Hence 
it was only Jesus in His Hiumanity, 
that was made to exclaim, " Eloi, 
Eloi, lama Sabaehthani." 

Reader, in conclusion let me again 
appeal to you, iqion this all imprprt- 
aut subject. God has darkened the 
sun once, he is going to darken it 
again. God has shaken the earth 
once, He is going to shake it a"-aiu, 
and let me ask you are you prepared 
for the event ? If you are, well ; if 
not, and you continue in your sinful 
condition, you surely will experience 
a more terrible darkntss in your soul 
tliau was ever witnessed on earth, 
when God the Everl.isting Father will 
withdraw his supporting hand from 
you, and cast yon into outer darkncs.'.. 
Then will God mock when your 
fear Cometh, and laugh at your ca*- 
lamity, whilst you may be" raising 
your wail of woe, and despairingly 
crying, " My God, My God why hast 
thou forsaken me." llemember God 
has said "draw near unto mo and I 
will draw near unto thee." He is 
drawing by the great chord of his 
love and good will, and has said 
whosoever will come let him come 
to the waters of life, and take freely^ 
without money and without price, 
and let your soul delight itself in fat- 
ness. Oh', come and behold Jesus 
on the cross. Draw near all ye ends 
of the earth and be saved. 

John Zuck. 
Shady Grove, Pa. 

I •■ Now, ia the accepted, time ; lesolTC, 


Dec. 17. Left home early in the 
morning, and after a walk of a few 
miles found myself in Urbana, where 
1 took the train for Bloomiugton 
about 9 : 30 A. M. But first stopped 
at the post office, and received quite 
a bunch of letters, containing orders 
for books aud charts, but cannot fill 
the orders till we return home in a 
few da>8. Also received the Auwr- 
ican Christian Review, a paper pub- 
lished by Franklin and Rice, in 
Cinoiunali, Ohio. I opened the paper, 
and the first article that struck my 
eyes was " Reynold's Deb.\te." 
Franklin's first address. 

I Pkopcsition. — "Remission of 
sins, as set forth in the Gospel, is of- 
fered to the uncoaverled, or alien 
sinners, on conditions in which they 
exercise free-will, and have power to 
perform." It does not seem that any 
man who ever read the Bible, could 
be found to take the negative of this 
question, but in these times some 
men will teach almost anything but 
the ancient Gospel, even some, iu 
order to get rid of the absurdity of 
dipping backwards, now begin to 
advance the idea of dipping Ki/ci/wys, 
as though the door into the Church 
were so very small that they cannot 
enter only in this szf/e way of doing 
the work that they use to do hack- 
ward. But to the story — Mr. 
Thompson lakes issue with Franklin, 
and as soon as I am seated in the 
cars must read this opening speech. 

10 A. M. Now on the train reading 
the debate. Find it capital. Frank- 
llu's logic is good. But then this is 
just the way it goes, give these 
Oampbellites the right side ol the 
question, and they beat the world, 
'out if you want to see them back 
down just ask them to affirm that 
backward single immersion is 
Christian baptism." This is too 
much for their skill, though they 
practice it in full faith. Or let 
them afhrm that the Lord's Supper 
should be taken about noon," and 
here is something else that is not iu 
the Bible. They should certainly 
cease to condemn others till they re- 
turn to the primitive system of reli- 
gion. In about one houi I found 
myself in Bloomington, where I 
waited till late iu the afternoon be- 
fore I could obtain a train for the 
north. Seeing that I could not make 
my way through in the daytime, I 
stoppi-d at Hudson, and very unex- 
pectedly to the family, piiinp ot Bro. 
Lyou's, where I partook of their ex- 
cellent hospitality. I always enjoy 
conversation with brother Lyon. He 
gives attention ^to reading, teaching 
and exhortation, and is therefore well 
versed in his discipline — the Bible. 
I also learn that this church is pros- 
pering, having baptized some during 
the seiisou. We concluded not to 
preach in Hudson then, as it was 
very muddy and rather too late to 
get word 10 the members out of 
town. Bedtime near eleven closed 
our talk lor the evening. Brother 
Lyon |;is well acquainted with the 
boyhood days of brother Qulnter, aud 
related to us some very interesting 
accounts of him, one of which 1 may 
give ill a future paper. 

18th S : 30 A. M. Took a seat in 
a freight caboose and soon found my- 
self in Kl Paso, with two hours to 
wait for the train passing west. In 
order to employ the time to advan- 
tage I visited the El Paso house to see 
a model of Ancient Jerusalem then on 
exhibition at that place. I was just 
too late, the gentleman had packed 
up to move to Bloomington, however 
I enjoyed the pleasure of a conver- 

sation with the exhibitor, who «« 
of all things desired to know m' 
calling, and to what people I beloii,/ 
ed. No sooner was this made kooi™ 
when he stated I was just the man 
he wanted to see. He had heard 
much of us as a peoiile, but kiie^ 
ilile of our practice. After givi„„ 
him our doctrine in full, in BIb'e 
language too at that, he remarked 
that we were nearer right than any 
class of people he had ever met 
When he wished to know if ws 
were like the Campbellites, I soou 
gave him to understand that we. do 
not sanction their bmikward imm?is 
sion which was invented in tho IGth 
century, aud the sinyk itumerslon 
which found its origin after tho mid. 
dleof thelth, but still cling (o the 
general practice of all antiquity 
which consists in dipping the boiiy 
three Umes face forward, into flie wa- 
ter. I then handed him a copy of 
my Trine Immersion, which he com- 
menced oxamliilug with perfect de* 
light. I always keep some oftheee 
in my pocket for the especial benefit 
of preachers who oppose our practice. 
Soon 11 o'clock came, and on the 
train we were bound for Secor, wtere 
I arrived 11 : 30. As I was on bus- 
iness, and not on a jjreachiug tour, I 
had not given notice of my coiuliig, 
so I had to foot it some four miles 
ou^ to my uncle's — Isaac Moore. 
Found all well, uncle not at 'home, 
though he came that night. Speut 
the evening reading a Mormon histo- 
ry. It makes one's blood run high 
when he reads of the wicked trans- 
actions of Joe Smith and others to 
propagate their absurd theories, de- 
coying loving wives and alfectiouate 
mothers away from their husbands 
and little children. 

19th. Called on brother Rufiis 
Gish, ivho is the Elder of this church. 
Found him with gun in baud out 
hunting r.abbits. He enjoys it, as he 
learned it when a boy, aud someracn 
in this world never get done being 
boys when a snow com- a up deep 
enough to tiacn a rabbit. Spent the 
day with brother Gish — or perhaps I 
would better say with his books. 
He has quite a good seleclion, the 
contents of which he frequently uses 
in defense of primitive Christiaulty, 
a piece of work that is in much de- 
mand here. 

Some 23 years ago my father and 
mother, who are now in the State ot 
Mo., were two of the first three mem- 
bers in this county. The church 
was at first very small, but now it 
has grown to be one of the^ leading 
churches in Southern lUinok Ine 
brethren here have been for jeara 
under the absolute necessity ot de- 
fending their doctrine against the 
repeated assaults of a well disciplmed 
force, and so far have not only heia 
their own, but are steadily gaunng 
ground. It may be worthy ol note 
that the Campbellites have a colcge 
not far from here where pieaclieis 
are trained to order, and it is jvlin 
these that the brethren have been 
contending. Last Spring they h«' 
quite a .stir about a i.uhlic de ««e. 
The brelhrenwisely r cfused any u"S 
of the kind unless the whole tl.o, 
should be published and go before IM 

world in book fonn.This was fan ■/ 

agreed to when the brethren consu ca 

10 be as all the expense But .h » 

it came to arranging the prcp*'^ 

tions there was but little s?,"'' , ]. 
debate upon the part of the fompW 

Ites. alley would not agree to u 

fend their 'own practice •'' ^"-f^ir as 

propositions were ordereJ a= 
Ly set of men ought to demand, b 

the trouble is they h^^'' . ''^'"tions 
years practicing human in«ntion» 



,[,0 room of Hiviue command- 
„;,, and none but the brethreu 

JTaveMarcd to question these 
3„1 when called npoi. t(,delc; 


fend their 

i,„|,e the time 

is not far distant when 

,i,pse things will be more fully de- 
cloned. In the evening meetuig at 
tbeBrcthren's Meeting-liouse. Koads 
very bad, congregation small; but 
atteution remaiUably good. I never 
careliow small the number, if they 
only give good attention. Suiijeet, 
"The books were opened, and anoth- 
er boolc was opened, which is the 
book of life." Went bomo with my 
uncle I'hiliji Moore, who lives iu tlie 
bouse with bis father-in-law, J. S. 
Robison. ,, . 

20. The weather cold. Among 
the first things on docket, was to 
visit Rouiioke, a small town not yet 
one year old. Its situation is excel- 
]f,]t._on a railroad tlie name of 
which I have forgotten. The coun- 
try around is nice and rolling, and 
notonly this but it is settled by as 
industrious a set a people as cau be 
found in the State of Illinois. A 
vote lias been taken respecting tlie 
removal of the county seat from Met- 
cmoria to this place, and resulted in 
favor of Roanoak. Took dinnner in 
ton-n with friend Price. Returned 
to uncle Philip's and spent the re- 
mainder of the day iu religious con- 
versation. Being that I have two 
ears, ami two eyes, it is proper that 
I use them for botli hearing aud see- 
ing by the wayside, and report what 
I think proper. Several here are 
taking the PiLuRIM, aud the only 
objection I heard against it is that it 
fails to come regular, one brother 
stating that he had not got bis for 
nearly sis months, I told him that 
in case of that kind they should in.- 
form the editor immediately, aud 
learn just where the iault is. 

Preaching iu the evening at the 
Meeting-house. Subject, '* Backward 
Immersion." Attention good. Con- 
gregation small, tne roads being so 
ron^h that most of tlie people had to 
walK. Lodged with uncle Isaac 
Moore, uuele Philip and wife being 
in company. 

21st. This being the appointed 
time to close the Brethren's Sunday 
School at the Meeting-house, it was 
agreed to liave no meeting. Their 
school has been quite an interesting 
exeicise for the members in general. 
I saw old gray-headed sisters here 
committing verses to memory as 
though they were little girls. The 
Bible is their text book. During 
the school about HOOO verses were 
committed to memory. Dined with 
yuele Isaac. Prcaehing iu the even- 
ing, subject, "The perfect plan of 
salvation, or safe ground in religion." 
Congregation good, aud atteution ex- 
cellent. Lodged with uncle Joseph 

22. Was conveyed by uncle to Se- 
"P'' '""'t the train at noon, and ar- 
rived home about midnight the same 
aay, found all well, but did not feel 
Jo go to bed till all the letters were 
read which had been received while 
6»ijc. A number of orders for charts 
■™ "jool's, I will have to delay SU- 
"g them at least one week, i change 
,^ some buBiness matters necessitates 

' jr I J- H. MooEE. 

Urbana, IU. 


and'"- 1°" of Oct^r I went to Bro. 
land V ,■■ IJai'lman's, near Wood- 
ed,' . '°.'^»"°'y. Cnl., and preach- 
bnilt k "'^"'"■•ses iu a church-house 
""' by a Mr. Huntly, a very neat, 

well furnished and well finished house 
to worship in. iMr. Huiitlpv and his 
wife belong to tho United Brethren, 
are very friendly to tlie Bretliren and 
have f;iven us the social privilege to 
the hoiKse, it is so signified in the 
will. During the meetings there was 
the best of attention paid to the story 
of the Nazarine. It had such an ef 
feet on their minds tliat four nsked 
for bapti^^m in the Lord's method of 
biiptiztug. Three were baptized aud 
the fourth one will be as soon a? some 
one can visit that place again, If 
there could be regular preaching tberf 
much good mi^ht be done. Brother 
aud sister Ilurtmau and the four new 
members have a prominent stauding. 
in the vicinity that argues strong in 
favor of the teachings of Jesus. This; 
Woodland county.iiaa arich soil, very 
pleasant and convenient place to live, 
good water, good oak timber, and wa- 
ter ditches for wrightiug purposes, 
25 railea west of Sacramento by rail. 

After staying at Brother Hartmau'.-' 
week, brother Hartraau and his two 
daughters with their team conveyed 
me toSuisum. or rather Cordelia, 4 
miles west of Saisum, a distance of 
40 miles in tho county. Sister Kate 
Gambel and Carrie Foster lives here, 
we had a feast of fat things, while 
we tried to plead the Master's cause 
in four discourses. Mr. Gambel, Mr. 
Foster aud the two sisters their wives, 
have an influence in the commuuity, 
worthy of imitation by brethren. 
The Episcopalian church was opened 
to us, and was crowded durini^ every 
discourse with people who had an in- 
tense desire to hear. Catholics, JNIeth- 
odists, Baptists, Adventi?ts, Episco- 
palians and outsiders, composed the 
audience. After 11 o'clock preach- 
ing on Sunday, a Christian brother 
came to me and this was no new 
method of teaching to him. I said 
to him, where did you hear the Scrip- 
tures taught in this way? ''Oh ! " 
said he, " fifteen years ago T heard 
Eld. D. P. Sayler often in the State 
of Maryland. " A Methodist lady, 
who got very happy during the meet- 
ing, said to me : " I have not heard 
the like since I beard the Brethren 
in Penusylvauia. " So you see breth- 
ren, the Gospel sound is the same on 
the Pacific coast as it is on the At- 
lantic, or on the sea of Galilee. 

Among the hearers at this meeting 
was a Gorman, intelligent, and highly 
educated. The different denomina- 
tions desired that ho would attach 
himself tothem.bu*. theG.rnian wnuM 
not yield to their solicitations, from 
the fact that he is a firm believer in 
the trine method of Baptism, and fiset- 
washing, as the Savior gave the ex- 
ample and Ciimmand. There is one 
item of faith in his mind that troub- 
les him much. That is, the Seventh 
day of the week, or Jewish Sabbath, 
is the true day for Christiana to keep 
and is e:«sential to our salvatiou. 

In conclusion, will some brother 
through the Pilgrim tell us whether 
the Seventh day spoken of in Gen- 
esis, the day the Lord finished his 
work, rested and hallowed it, was it 
a day of twenty-four hours, or a sa- 
cred number? If a sacred number, 
where is its application iu the New 
Testament? Eld. Geo. Wolfe. 

Lathrop, Cal. 


Bear Brother i/zn/v/:— Inasmuch 
as you solicit Church news and re- 
ports, I will try aud make use of 
some of my leisure moments in writ- 
ing out a brief report of meetings held 
in our vicinity. On Christmas at 10 
o'clock a. m., according to previous aj>- 
pointment, the brethren, sistersnnd 
friends in general, convened f^)r pub- 

lic worship in the Snowberger JI. II. 
There was a pretty good attendance. 
Afler the opening exerclse-i, the set- 
ond chapter of lauke's Gospel wa.s sc- 
Ipcted and as the old order of the 
Brethren is, in this particular not lost 
sight of with us yet — one of the dea- 
cons was selected to read tho above 
named chapter. As this day, by the 
great mass of people Is regarded as an 
anniversary ot the birth o*" Christ, 
om- ministering brethren thought it 
prudent to take the birth of Christ fov 
their subject, which was made use of 
we think, to the benefit of thet^ngre- 
gatiou. Also on the same day and at 
the same place, evening meeting. 
liro. John Haoawalt of Spring 
Run, spoke from Mark 1; 15 subject 
the same as above. The 26th, even- 
ing meeting at the Koontz's .M. H. 
I was not there and do not know the 
text. Saturday the 27th, niectiug at 
the same place ; brothers Kelso and 
Keim from Dale City were the speak- 
ers. The former addressed the small 
but interestiug congregation from 
Acfs 17 : 30— ai, followed by the lat- 
ter. The discour.ic we think was very 
interesting and we hope also benefi- 
cial. The last named brethren on a 
mission of love, to Snake Spring 
Valley congregit'.ion, came to the last 
point and held two meeting!, and re- 
turned to the Valley again, where 
thev held several more meetings. 

On the evening of the 27th, meet- 
ing at Waterside M. H. In conse- 
quence of a snow falling on said day 
and inclement weather, there were 
but few in attgndance. The small but 
attentive congregation was profitably 
entertained by Bro. Joseph Suowber- 
ger, from the words, " Who is on the 
Lord's side?" Kx 32 : 'JG. Bro. S. 
was on his return from a visit to Eld. 
Andrew Snowberger his father, who, 
we arc sorry to say, is very ill. He 
stayed all night with us aud was fol- 
lowed by brother Geo. Hanawalt, of 
Spring Run. Also on Sunday the 28, 
meeting at the same place at 10 a. m. 
Brothers John and Goo. Hanawalt 
were the chief speakers. The entire 
12 chapter of Romans was read accord- 
ing to order. The first and second 
verses of the chap, read was taken for 
a basis of their remarks. 

Jlay the labors of our dear breth- 
ren not be in vain in the Lord, if not 
effective ijnmediiitely, may it be as 
bread cast upon the water, that it ma/ 
be found many days hence. May the 
Lord reward their labors of love in 
this time and much in the world to 
come and we all be prepared to meet 
on the banks of a final deliverance is 
prayer of your unworthy cousin aud 
brother in the Lord. 

Geo. BuuiiBAUGH. 

'WatertidCi Pa^ 


BrotlicrlBrainlHi}i(jh : — The snow 
shows very plainly on the Sierra Ne- 
vada Mountains and the trains are 
now behind time on account of land- 
slides and snow in the mountams. 
We are at a loss to know why our 
winter should set iu on us so cold 
and stormy, as well as the Signal 
corps of the United States is to know 
why the November wave should have 
originated on the Pacific sloije, so far 
north-west of its usual place of: 
origin. It does seem the atmosphcr- j 
ic wave has swooped down on us on 
tho Pacific coast with ' a vengeance. 
Th.^ 3d day of this month (Dec.) we I 
had a regular Illinois snow storm, 
which lasted all day. Mercury rang- , 
ed at 30 all day which is very uncom- 
mon for Cdbfornia. The snow fell 
two inches deep through the day and 
melted away during the night. It 
has been threatening to raiu and snow 

since the storm up to this date, Dec. 
10th. If things cpntinue as they now 
indicate, until the first of January, 
1874, in all probability we will have 
a lively time for water. About Nev? 
Year we get the heaviest rains. Far- 
mers are very busy now seeding theif 
land on the sand plains. Here where* 
we live, the more rain we get the bet« 
ter we like it 

Up to this date I have not received 
a Prospectus or Almanac, for 1874. 
This is the worst trouble we have, not 
getting our mail. Some of the sub- 
scribers are often perplcxeil by the 
Pilgrim not coming. As a general 
thing, all like the I^rLORiM aud ^ay 
it is a good little paper. We think 
it has done well to steer as straight a 
Gospel course as it has fer the last four 
years. It is true we should have bcju 
glad if the Suuday School question 
had been let alone, both for aud 
against it, Nevertheless we are not 
like some, that think our editors 
ought to be perfect, and steer free 
from all trouble. Now in couchisiou 
we say as (ft'd the tribes of the child- 
ren of Israel, to King David, alter 
Absalom's disastrous battle, Piujhim 
come back to us on the Parifin coast, 
thiscomiog year, and counsel and 
comfort us as you did iu the past 4 
years. We do not claim ten shares 
in you, yet we do feel as though we 
hiive some interest in you. 

Eld. Gbo. Wolfe. 


It will be remembered by thechurch- 
os of the Middle District of Pa., that 
a resolution was passed at our Dis- 
trict Conference in favor of building 
a Meeting House in Altooua, and in 
pursuance of this resolution I was 
appointed to receive the different re- 
ports from the different churches, of 
the amounts contribututed for the 
above purpoees, with instructions to 
report to the investigating committee 
which was done and a proper state- 
ment giveu to them who, since have 
met at the place, and, in their delib- 
erations appointed a building com- 
mittee, who have now called on me 
tor the money reported ; whereupon 
I will be obliged to call upon the 
ohurches for it, hoping that they will 
"not only send in the full amount, but 
as much more as they can get, and 
to those churches which have not con- 
tributed, I am requested to say that 
the brethren and friends at .\!toena 
earnestly appeal to them for their 
aid and co-oy«ration in this work 
believing it to be neccessary 'for the 
proper promulgation of the Gospel 
antl the a<lva[icement of Christ's 
Kingdom on earth. 

All mouey must be sent to me 
either by postal order-* payable at 
Huntingdon, or drafts pa^'able lo my 
order. Geo. Bai'MUArun, 

Grafton, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 


We had a meeting that commenced on 
Christmas day. Brother Jacob IV rky 
preached for us three days, then Bro's. 
David Hostvtter, David Al. Truly and 

j Htury Gephart continued the meeting 
until New Year's night, when wc olos- 

■ ed our meeting. A\ e had a large turn 
out, gootl order, and a good feeling 
with all the people, and some were al- 

I most persuaded to become Christians. 

I May the spirit of the Lord contiuue to 

I move upon the people that our labors 
may not be in vain. 

Samuel Lipold, 

I ShipMiOitnt'y, Langra!t<je Co., Ittd. 



The Weekly Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA-, Jan 13, 1874. 

^y How TO Bend money.-- All sums over 
fl.SO, should be sent either in a chccli, 
draft or postal order. If neither of these 
can he olilained, have the letter registered. 

t^ When SIonev i-ssent, alieayi send 
with it the name and address of tlioso who 
jiaid it. Write the names and post office as 
plainly as possible. 

E^" EvKRY subscriber for 1874, gets a 
ntvriin Almijuic FltEB. 


Those who have changed locations 
a number of times can appreciate 
the desirableness of having a perma- 
nent place of abode, and the trouble 
and vexation connected with moving;. 
In our starling out in publishing the 
Pilgrim, location was a serious mat- 
ter, and to meet the exigency of the 
time we concluded to make a tempo- 
rary location at James Creok, which 
place we found to possess more ad- 
vantages than we, at first' expected. 
In many resp^^ts it was a desirable 
place to live, but as pertains to our 
business, there were a fe\T important 
things that were decidedly against 
us- Under the circumstances, it be- 
came apparent to us, that, in order to 
make our enterprise a succgbs, and 
do ourselves and patrons justice, we 
would be obliged to make a change. 
lu doing this we were governed by 
several important considerations. 

First, on account of church rela- 
tions. In the precincts of this con- 
gregation (.James Creek) we were 
Linrn and brought up. Here it was 
that ive enjoyed the care .and pray- 
ers of kind parents, who ever were, 
and are still deeply concerned in our 
jiroseiit and futiire welfare. 

Their wishes wore that we should 
not go beyond the limila of our con- 
grej;atiou , and it is certainly no small 
affair to ignore the wishes of parents 
when they are just and reasonable, 
especially if they do not interfere 
with our great work of life. Here it 
was, that we first experiuced the pow- 
er of rede^iring grace and entered 
the fold of Jesus, and, here too, we 
were called to the imjiortant work 
of the inin;stry. It is true, our field 
of labor is the world, but we were 
called especially to labor in this con- 
gregation, and it therefore has claims 
upon us that we do not feel to deny. 
The fact is, out atlacliment to our 
brethren, sisters, relativesand friends, 
have become so strong, that we do not 
(oel to have them severed until we 
feel it our duty to do so. With one 
of old, "we are content to dwell 
among our own people." 

k second considei-ation was (o get, 
a lo<ation that would benefit our pat- 
rons and our euterijrise. Good mail 
facilities is a most important feature 
in our business, one that will be high- 
ly approoiatod by our readers, a6 all 
desire to reecWe their papars ^ 
promptly as possible. Huntingdon, 
b?ing situated on the great through 
route of the United States, possesses 

advantages in (his respect that cannot 
well be excelled, as we have through 
mails Xorth, South, East and West, 
so that our subscribers in California 
and Oregon can expect the Pii.auiM 
iu a hvi days after the date of publi- 
cation. Therefore, if post masters 
do their duly, our patrons may ex- 
pect the PiLURiM to be a prompt vis- 
itor during the present year- 

A third consideration was our own 
personal interests. It is expected 
that when men invest money they 
do it to the best possible advantage, 
and surely editors should he no ex- 
ception, providing it is done honest 
and honorable There is no place 
that we know of, where money can 
be invested iu property, with a great- 
er degree of safety and with better 
prospects of a reasonable profit than 
in Huntingdon. 

After duly considering all these 
things, we made a purchase, and, d u- 
ring last summer, built a house es- 
pecially adapted for our business, and 
on last Tuesday, l)ec. 23d., moved 
our family, office and everything per- 
taining to our business, into it, and 
this is our first editorial written iu 
the new Sanctum. Our removal was 
a dread on our minds and worried 
us considerably; but, as ever, good 
luck seemed to be on our side, as 
when Ihe time came the weather was 
unusually pleasant for the time of 
year, and our brethren and friends 
came promptly to our assistance, so 
that the burden of moving wa.s great- 
ly lightened and everything passed 
pleasantly indeed. On our arrival 
our building was not in as completed 
a condition as could have been desir- 
ed, but we are now rapidly getting 
things into stiape and ready for 
work. It may be some time before we 
get everything properly adjusted 
and therefore ask the indulgence of 
our readers if there should be some 
mistakes made, and some delay in 
attending to letters, sending out 
books iSic. Our readers will please 
notice our change of location and 
henceforth address us at Hun- 
tingdon, Pa., where we will be hap- 
py to receive calls from our brethreu 
sisters and friends who may stop or 

b!e occupant. It is a first class room mcut and that of a fash 

pass ibis way. 

Those coming by raih-oad can take 
the 'bnsB,' (cost 10 cents) which meets 
all trains, and call for Xo. 1400, 
Washington street, where you will 
find us and receive such accommoda- 
tions as our circumstances will uflbrd. 
We feel to tender our grateful thanks 
to our brethren, sisters and friends 
for your promptness in renewing 
your subscriptions for 1874 and the 
many words of cheer and encourage- 
ment given us. May God bless your 
basket and store and especially your 
sonls with the richness of his love. 

On the first floor of the Pii.ijrim 
»flice we have made a very excellent 
store room which we wish to have oc- 
cupied as soon as we can get a suifa- 

18.x4tj with a twelve foot story. The 
location for building up a good trade 
is promising, as the neighborhood 
greatly needs a general variety and 
provision store. 

This ])art of the town is rapidly 
building up and in a short time, a 
thriving business may be done. If 
any of our brethren wish to enter the 
mercantile business and wish a good 
location, we would be pleased to have 
them call and examine the induce- 
ments here offered. We have made 
this ourhotne and will be much pleas- 
ed to have our brethren move in 
among us and thus help ua to build up 
a church in this place. 

Those who may have money to in- 
vest in either buildings or lots, cannot 
find greater inducements anywhere 
than in West Huntingdon. Trades- 
men of all kind who have a disjjosi- 
tion to labor and get along, cannot 
find a better location. If any wish 
to examine our advantages and call fo 
see us, we will do all for them that 
we possibly can. 

Witliin the last year, over a hund- 
red new houses have been built, and 
the indications are that the number 
of the present J'ear will be even 
greater than the last. 

Hoping that some of our brethren 
will be induced to cast their lot with 
us we will hold out no further induce- 
ments for the present. We have now 
a membership of nine or ten, but as 
yet DO place for w^orship. 

, . ion-loving, jj. 

lovtng world. It may be a heaw 
cross at times to do this, but Goil I,/, 
given us the power to perform all He 
requires of us, and we m«s(do it or 
forfeit the blessing which will folL 
the doing it. 

We are also commanded to "pra„ 
without ceasing." It may be a cro^ 
to do this. We sometimes become so 
engrossed in the purauits of this hfe 
that we forget, or do not take time to 
pi-ay. But it is a duty and may, and 
ought to be done. In short, the cross 
of Christ is simply the performance of 
our duty regardless of our fcelin^rs . 
the possession of a meek and subinis- 
sive spirit which at all limes sa 
'Thy will be done." 

" Take up thy cross the Savior said 
If tliou wouhi'st my disciple be- 

Talie up thy cross witb williii;; heiirt. 
And humbly folluwnflei me." 


J. B. B. 



The Savior tells us if we would be 
His disciples we must take up our 
cross and follow Him- In what does 
the cross consist, and how shall we 
take it up? The cross consists in the 
performance of duty, and to take it up, 
means merely to perform our duty 
when it is contrary to our carnal in- 
clinations. Jonah was commanded to 
go and preach to the Xinevites, but as 
it was not in harmony with his incli- 
nations, he did not take up the cross. 
The result is known to every Bible 
reader. We are to be obedient unto 
the commandments. One of those is 
that we resist not evil- Of olden 
times, it was an eye for an eye, a 
tooth for a tooth, but Jesus says, " Re- 
sist not evil-" Agaiii we are to love 
our enemies, and do good to those wlio 
despitefully use and abuse us. All 
this is far from being in consonance 
With our inclinations. We are in- 
clined to return evil for evil, and speak 
reproachfully of thoso who despite- 
fully use us. This, however, is not 
the spirit of Christianity, and those 
who foliow tlieir inclinations in this 
respect, have either not taken up the 
cross at all, or left it drop. 

Jesus also says, " Be not conformed 
to the world." This is also not in 
unison with our inclinHtions. We are 
inclined to talk like the world, act like 
the world, and appear like the world, 
.all of whiclws foreign to the cross of 
Christ. We are to come out from 
among them and he a separate people ; 
that is, there is to he an observable 
difrercncc between our general deport- 

Now is the time to work, and no 
matter how good or worthy our paper 
may be, much of our success depends 
upon the efforts of our agents. If you 
all go to work with a will, our circula- 
tion can be greatly enlarged, especially 
if our liberal offers are fairly prcsea- 
ted. It is true, the p.anic has crippkj 
our financial affairs to some cxtciit.but 
that is now aboiit over, and by Spring 
It will Im a thing of the past. Sou:e 
of our brethren become unduly alarm- 
ed about such things and make it a 
pretext for not taking the Pilurim. 
This is a wrong policy, as there are 
hundreds of other things might ho 
dispensed with before the children's 
bread should be taken away. Our re- 
ligious advantJiges should be the last 
thing to sacrifice, and we feel assured 
that thoj^e who put then- trust in the 
Lord and do right by aiding His cause 
and also aid the work of grace in tlioir 
own souls, will i:ot suffer loss, as all we 
have, Cometh from the Lord, and when 
we spend it in a g0()d cause, we only 
give back to Ilim that which He lias 
lent us. These are things we wish un- 
deretood by our brethren, and would 
have our agents make use of them. 
We believe that it is right not only to 
ask people to subscribe but to i>rr- 
smdc them, because we believe, that 
reading the Pilori-M may do them 
good and be a means of greatly assist- 
ing them in the divine life. There are 
thousands who would bo benefitted by 
reading the Pn.i;uiM, and would Jo it 
had they an opportunity of subscrib- 
ing. Will not our agents give this 
opportunity? Prospectus, Almanacs 
and sample copies will be sent on ap- 
plication. There are places that tho" 
are no agents. Will not some one 
volunteer and go to work for us. Send 
in the names at once, and the money 
when you can get a sufficient amount 
together. All subscribers will be sup- 
pled witb a FilijnM Muuinnr I'W^-- 
We have given our whole energy « 
the work in promulgating the truth aJ 
it is in Jesus, and shall leave uolhn^i 
undone to make the Pii..!R[M tbrlHi 
worthy of the sympathy and suppoit 
of the whole B»otherho«i. 



From the beginning the Pilgrim 
lias been the acknowledged frieud cf 

tbe poor, as 

we have never refused 

J, single invitation to visit tbeir 
homes, and indeed, we do not as yet 
feel that we have lo5t;anything by 
it as there are l>ut few who have 
failed to pay "S,at least a part, if it 
was a year after date. To accommo- 
date such, we liave established the 
rule of accepting all who can and will 
py (luring the year. This gives am- 
ple time for all to pay that have a de- 
sire or will to do so, as there certain- 
Iv arc hut few hut what can raise bo 
small an amount dining the year. \Vc 
make the same offer for 1874, and 
hope onr agents, bretlireu and sisters 
irill appreciate our liberality by ma- 
lino continued cflbrB to increase our 
hst. There is not a single brother in 
the Chui-ch should be deprived of 
reading the PiLGRIsr on account of 
poverty. If there are any who desire 
to read it and have not the means, the 
Church jhould supply the means, if 
not all, in ])art, as we cannot afford to 
supply all fr°e of charge, neither will 
the liberality of the brethren a^k it. 
^'hatever is right and reasonable, we 
Tvill do. Those of our brethren and 
sistei-s who paid in advance have our 
thanks for their promptness, as bj so 
iloiag they enabled us to meet our 
present needs. Those who pay us du- 
ring the early part of the year will no 
less oblige us as our business is a con- 
stant drain on our funds. TIio5e who 
pay us during the year will oblige us 
oy paying as soon as they con, so that 
ive iiay he obliged all the time, and 
thus keep our ever emptying purse 


Brumbaugh Huntingdon, Pa. 

should be " H. li. " " 

Brower Jacob, Salem, Marion Co, Or. 

Broiver C. M., " " " 

should be South English, Keo- 
kuk Co., Iowa. 

Brubaker Moses, Salem, Rockingham 
f'o., Va., and Brubaker Eli, same 
place, should be ,'ralcm, Koanoak 
Co., Va. 

riory Ab'ni, Salem, Columbia Co, 0. 
should be Montgomery Co., 

ilarvey Romulus, Mercer City, Ac., 
should be Princeton, Mercer Co., 

J»lm C. Moomaw, Cloverdale, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va., should be Roan- 
oak Co.,Ya. 

Aall Jceph sliould i,e Naff Joseph. 


A .^S'.- li-iuer and G. W. Crouse of 
O^k Hdl, layette Co., W. Va. 

These are errors that were una- 
W'dable on our part and we give tliem 

that lliuse interested eau make the 
„"!'" ^Ofeetion. These corrections 
^"i readily be made with a lead pen, 


cbf '■"; ^f-"-"-^- Neuer's address is 

Pla ofV"" «-^-° Go'-la, to La- 
""=«. Piatt Co., JU,, 

'nfwm'o!^'"'" ^I"o«i: wisbe.? us to 
changed/'''"''"'" """ '"^ address is 
e»»' Stc'r"" "' ^°^'"'' 'oM^ne- 

>nyWA '"•' ^^"-^ ™'^ savs, " If 

''ftwnpass through this' way, I 

hope they will stop and give us a call 
jis there is xio pi-oiicliing close here and 
wc feel very lonesocne," 

Eid. J. S. Flory's address is changed 
from Greely to Buflalo, Weld county 


Of late, we have had a number of 
orders for books, tracts, etc., but on 
account of moving and the rush of 
subscribers, we have not, as yet, had 
time to attend to tnem, but they are 
all placed on our order book and will 
be attended to at the earliest possible 
date. Of the Helping Hand, we are 
out, but will have a supply in a few 


Our address is now changed from 
James Creek to Huntingdon, Pa. 
Our patrons will be careful to notice 
this change and send all our mail 
matter &c. to H. S. Brumbaugh, 
Box 172, Huntingdon Pa. 

Eld. J). P. Sayler has furnished 
us with a large batch of copy, some 
fifty or sixty foolscap pages. We have 
not yet had time to examine it but our 
readers can feel assured that it will be 
in harmony with bis usual instructive 
styie of writing. We would be pleas- 
ed to hdve many others improve the 
long winter evenings in a similar man- 
ner. The Pilgrim, in its enlarged 
form, takes over two long columns more 
to till it each week,and therefore we will 
need considerable more copy. Please 
bear this in mind and keep us well 
supplied. Just now there was handed 
us another large batch of copy from J. 
II. Moore. Bro. Moore is a good 
writer and intends to do considerable 
of it. All who feci to help us along 
the good cause are heartily welcome to 
our columns. 

A REroRTER is desired from every 
Church, to send us in all such items 
of news as may be of general interest, 
obituaries, marriages, reports, reports 
of travel, of good meetings, accessions 
to the Church, elections of minis- 
ttrs, &c. For the present No. we 
are supplied to overHowiug, but in 
our enlarged space we can soon make 
room lor all. If onr readers will 
keep us well supplied with matter we 
will promise to make the Pilgrim 
for 1874, more interesting and useful 
than ever before. Then brethren, sis- 
ters and friends, let us have your aid 
your sympathies and your prayers. 

Dg.n't FoiuiET It. — Agents are 
wanted io evtry Churcli district of 
! the brotherhood, to work for the PiL- 
GIUM. We offer such liberi^l induce- 
ments that a club can be raised al- 
most any wliere if tlie proper effort is 
made. Do not confine yourselves to 
the membership alone,but invite your 
neighbors and friends — all such as 
have a desire to walk in the footsteps 
of the humble Nazarino of Galilee, 
who came not to call the righteous 
but sinners to repentance. 

Eld. J. S. Flokv now dwells in the 
land of buffaloes and persons wishing 
to supply themselves with good robes, 

ttc., we think could buy of him cheap- 
er than of any other person,c8pecially 
it a bale of a dozen or more is ordered 
at one lime. Terms &.c., will be giv- 
en by sending two 3 cent stamps to 
J. S. Flory, Buffalo, Weld Co., Col. 

Poetry. — Many in sending obitu- 
aries accompany them with poetry, 
which we generally admit if at all 
poetical and not too lengthy, but on 
account of the great number we now 
have on hands, we were compelled to 
omit some. Please excuse as it was 
stern uecc-ssity. 

A Reporter is wanted from every Church 

in thehrollierhoodto send us Church new*, 
Ohituarieg, Announce me nts, or anythinq 
that will be of general interest. To initure in- 
sertion, the writers name must accompany 
each communication. Our Invittition is not 
personal but yen&ral — phase respond to our 


Against my own natural incHua' 
titju, I, at the earnest stdlcitation of 
the dear brethren and sisters of Per- 
ry and Juniata counties Pa., with 
whom I labored, prayed and wept 
on ray recent visit of love among 
tliem, I make some extracts from my 
eliary for publication, as they say, 
"for our second benefit." 

November 29, 1^73. 

I was met by brother Barnharl 
Roth at Newville, on the line of the 
Cumberland Valley R. K; he took 
me in charge and convi^yed me to his 
home in Perry county, a distance of 
IG miles, over two very rugged and 
iiigli mountains, which al tlie time 
weie covered with snow. Deer and 
wild turkey tracks were lO be seen in 
abundance. 1 arrived at Bro. Roth's 
after 5. p. m., chilled through with 
cold, and before I could get warm, 
had to eat supper shivering with 
cold, and go to meeting in tlie Mau- 
nassa meeting, l)uilt bv five dif- 
fereut denominations; the Brethren, 
being one nt the five. I fbund the 
house full of people who had eome to 
see and hear. Elder Peler Long 
was the only one J knew. I preach- 
ed as best I could, from Psalm 2.'i. 
I lodged with brother Roth. 

Sunday 30, fleeting in the same 
place. I felt much impressed, and 
the house was filled with hearers ; 
preached from Mat. 5: 13. 14. The 
object of these two sermons was 
to bring before the people the ad- 
vantages of religion. Meeting at 
ni^ht in the same ])!ace, housL' was 
crowded, read Acts 8, preached from 
oth and 12tli verses. This inlro- 
duced the practical jtart of relgion. 

Mon. December 1, Meeting at 
the same place. Well attended for 
a week day. Brother Christian My- 
ers preached an appropriate .sermon 
from Isaiah 1: li), 20. Meeting at 
night, preached from Rev. 20:14 
Some coucern mauife-ited among 
the hearers. 

Tues. 2. Lodgeil with Bro. Book, 
had no ivieeting until night. El- 
der J. D. Trostle who iiad been de- 
tained »t homo a few days, now 
joined us and preached a good ser- 
mon from Mat, 6 :3o. 

We<lne?5. 3. No meeting to-day, 
weather inclement, but very comfort- 
able in the pleasant family and home 
of Bro. Edniond Book; meeting at 
night. I preached from I Cor. 1: D. 

After meeting two men made appli- 
cation for baptism. ^ 
Thurs. 4. Jn charge of Elder Peter 
liong, visited some families. The 
father of one says he has been con- 
vinced of the duty he owes to God 
and liimself for 25 years. Meeting 
at night. Bro. Trostle preached a 
stirring sermon from Rom. It) : 1, 

Fri. 5. Spent the day in visiting 
the members, was brought to meet- 
ing by Bro. A. Trostle, at night, and 
preached from Ex. 8 : 10. To-mor- 
row, after meeting, another appli- 
cation for baptism. 

Sat. 6. Meeting at 10 o'clock a. m. 
Bro. Trostle preached a sermon from 
Mat. 28 : 19, 20 ; after meeting we re- 
paired to where there was much wa- 
ter when he immersed three happy, 
believing souls. Meeting at night. 
Bro. Trostle again preached from 
Rom. 6. 

Sun. 7. Meeting at 10 a. m. I 
preached from Psalm llO : 59-61. 
Tears began to flow freely. Meeting 
at 2:30 p. ui., but as I was to preach 
again at ni^t, I did not attend it. 
Bro. Trostle did. Sunday evening ((Ur 
house was a perfect jam. I preach- 
ed from 2 Cor. 13 : 5. It seemed as 
if the power ot the Almighty had 
had eome down to help us. But as 
the brethren always do, when their 
work isjust begun, they go off and 
leave it ; so here. This was my last 
meeting with the people. Bro. Tros- 
tle will remain a few days laore, 
and will have a pleasant time bring- 
ing the Lord's wounded into camp. 
I lodged with Bro. K. Book, ready 
on to-morrow to depart. While talk- 
ing with his daughter, an interesting 
maiden oflU,oa thesnlijoct of salva- 
tion, I found that she was much con- 
cerned on that subject. 

.Mon. 8. The weather unpleasant, 
drizzling with sleet. lu the morning 
e.xercises the daughter of Bro. Book, 
Annie, again manifested her deep con- 
cern lor her salvation. Bro. Book 
took me in charge and conveyed i-ae 
over another mountain to a new field 
of labor in East Waterford, Juniata 
county. On taking my leave, of 
Bro. Book's famdy, Annie said, "you 
must come again."' Wliat can I call 
yuu if I come back again? "A sis- 
ter," was the prompt reply. God 
bless the dear child ! She was hur- 
ried with Ciirist in baptism during 
tin; week. In East Waterford I hail 
my niehis lodging with my cousin 
sister Sarah Stern and her kind lius- 
band Samuel. When I tliink how 
much this friend docs for the Breth- 
ren, I give God thanks for ids kind- 
ne?-; and pray that lie will yet be a 
brother in Christ. My labors 
were in a large huu>e bnilt for 
scho<d and mectiug purposes, the 
brethren having *a share in it. I 
prciichcd from St. John 3 ; IS. 

Tues. 9. Visited friendsand preach- 
ed at night from ^Ileb. : 0, last 

Wedns. 10. Visited friends and 
brethren and preached at night I>om 
Psalm 5 : 3, o. 

Thurs. 11. Visited brct;:rcu and 
friends and at night preached from 
Heb. 12: 1, 2. 

Fri. 12. Visited during the d:iy 
and pre:iched at night from Mark 10 : 
41J— 52. 

Sat. 13. Visited at Abraham Roh- 
rers', where we had a soctnl luoeting, 
preached at night from 1 Cor. 1 : i>, 
house much crowded, two Presbyter- 
ian preiK;hers present. 

Sun. 14. In couse<iuence of the 
Lutheran's regular appointment liere 
at 2:30 p. m. and the Presbyterians 
{whieh is the prevailing religion 
liere) haviug their sacramental nuet- 
iug. Tins w'iis the first mectiug of 



the kind I ever attended. It is 

certainly to thoee who believe it, 
the easiest religion known to man. 
Salvation by predestination was 
the "Alpha and Omega" of the ser- 
mon. At 2:80 p. m. I preached 
jit our UBiial place from Eccl. 12: 
13, 14. At night I preached by in- 
vitftiion in the Presbyterian chiiroh 
to a very large congres^atioii from Ps. 
110 : 59—61. This ciosed my labors 
here. Ei^ht sermons in all, without 
any visblle change of sentimant. Tiie 
v.'cather was rainy, the nights very 
dark, and the roads bad ; yet 
notwithstanding all this, the house 
was full at every meeting of very at- 
tentive hearers. 

Mon. 15. Elder Chrlstiau Myers 
took me in his charge to convey 
nie to Johu-^town, another new field 
ol labor. I dined with hivii on the 
way, arrived at brother Benjamin 
ShallenbcrRpr's in time for supper, 
and prcaclicd at night in a Hue, 
commodious school-bouse from Luke 

Tues. 10. Passed the day at Bro. 
ShallcnbLTi^cr's, at niffht preached 
from St. Jolm 1 : 11—13. 

Wedus. 17, visited some brethren, 
meeting at night, where liro. 
Trostle again joined me. And here 
brother SS. Yoder from 111., on a visit 
among friends, met witli us. He 
preached from 2 Tim. 4 : 2. 

Thurs. 18. VisileU sister Bollinger 
an afflicted sister, confined to her bed 
over three months ; had prayer with 
her, and now hope the Lord will 
make her bed, in her affliction. From 
here we visited her parents, her fa- 
ther being in the 80th year of h)^ age. 
lie wished to be anointed witii oil 
in the name of the Lord, which was 
done. His name is Jacob Stung. 
Jleetiug at uighi, where we met Eld. 
John Spanotrle, aud Isaac Myers of 
lU. Bro. Trostlc preached from Ileb. 
2; 1—3. 

Fri. 19. Visited sister Machappy, 
she being confined to her bed over 
three years. For her comfort we 
held a regular meeting and preached 
from Pealm 15; 69. Meetinn; at 
night, I preached from Jouah, 3*: 9. 
Sat. 20. We were over night 
with brother Kanffmau, aud break- 
fasted on a very fine aud well conked 
wild turkey, which was the ninth 
bis sons had captured this season. 
These mouutains abound with these 
very savory birils. If I lived here 
perhaps I would ?poud too much of 
my time iu pursuit of thera. Meet- 
ing at 10 a. m. Bro. Trostle preach- 
ed a telling sermon to the members 
from Mat. 5 : 14—17. Diued with 
our friend lleury and his wife Annie 
Shallenberger. Henry and Liz/-ie, a 
Vouug woman living with them, 
nave been deeply impressed wiili the 
importunec of salvation, and ns the 
Lord has no pleasure in them that 
turn back, I jtvay that they never 
will turn back, and that Annie will 
go forward. Here we ate soine fine 
venison which Henry had captured. 
Deer also abound in these miuiiitains. 
Meeting at night, I prcache<l from 
Psalm 138 : 8, first clause. The pow- 
er of the Almighty was felt t'l be 
present, one more was taken li'ild of 
and was overcome with weeping. He 
said next day : " I went out of the 
house in tlie midst of pn-achiug, 
thinking I could refrain from weep^ 
ing. " Poor man ! He did not 
know that the iuuutaiu of his heait 
was broken, and of course the stream 
would flow. It appears that he had 
8 hard night of it; his wife, a sister, 
said to me, "If ever a sister tried to 
pray, I did." "Weeping may endure 
for a night, I)ut joy coineth iu the 
XQorniDi;.'' So it was iu this case; 

early the next mornicg, Sunday 21st, 
he came to Bro. Shallenberger's 
where the brethren were, and where 
a kind husband and father, who had 
faithfully attended the meetings at 
E;ist Waterford, had come for bap- 
tism. This brother stood in con- 
nection with tije Baptist church for 
25 years. Meeting .it 10. a. m., Bro. 
Trostle preached a telling .sermon from 
Acts 21 : 30. After preaching the 
two believers were baptized by Elder 
Christian Myers. It being the regu- 
lar time lor the Mettiodisis to hold 
meeting in the house we occupied, wf; 
had a social meeting at the house of 
Bro. Shallenberger, where a uiimbcr 
of brethren and friends had assem- 
bled. The time for my return home 
had now come. 

Mon. 22. I took my luave of the 
hrcthren and arrived safi* at home on 
Tuesday 23, and found all well, 
for whicit I thank Uod. Elder Tros- 
tle and Spanogle remained on the 
field to gather in the Lord's wound- 

Iu conclu-sion I will suy that the 
zeal of the niembjrsh'p was viry 
commendable. Elder P. Long, not- 
\vithslaiii.U;)g his age and pliysical 
impairments, attended all the meet- 
ing? while I was iu Perry, but broke 
down nf'.er I left aud came near dy- 
ing. I"^aae Eby and Edmond Book, 
ministers, missed no meetings; while 
Christian Myers crossed the two hig 
hioanlnhi'S between his home and 
Perry, and attended six meetings, and 
in Juniata county he attended all. 
Bro. Isaac Book came over from 
Huntingdon county, and brethren 
and slslorT from adjoining churches 
came to the place wliere the Lord 
met wiih his people. Such zeal in- 
spires the zeal of the Lord's servants. 
For this, aud for the unmerited love, 
friendship, and unbounded hospital- 
ity, I received at the hands of all with 
whom I associated, I thank God 
and take courage, but the good Lord 
will blossyou all. D. P. Sayleu. 

CoLouADo House, Greely, Col. 
Dec. 30, 1873 

Dear Pilgrim : — Though ray fin- 
gers are almost numbed with much 
writing, 1 must uot forget to give 
yon a word. 

On my arrival here yesterday, on 
business, I found in the office await- 
ing my attention, 3G leiters, and last 
night's mail swelled the number, I 
do not allude to the matter to induce 
any one not to write to me and ask- 
all necessary information. I court 
from those who contemplate coming 
west, and am ready "as much as lieth 
within me," to give ail the informa- 
tion I can. Every day the prospects 
hrightcu, as to the probabilities of 
soon having a settlement of dear 
brethren iu this part of God's herit- 
a^p. Some of our letters bear the 
tidings tiiat friends we left in the 
east have passed from earth ; others 
upon whom the baud of affliction has 
beeu laid. Sad was I to learn such 
was the case of a dear young sister in 
Wayue county Ohio. In reading 
her letter, we could not help but in- 
wardly exclaim: "Oh the consol- 
ing powor of the religion of Jesus in 
times of uHliction !" So resigned, so 
hopeful and joyous of spirit, looking 
forward to the great reward laid up 
for the meek. My dear sister K., 
you can say the Lord's will be doue| 
for you have so trusted iu Him that 
you know all he does is well doue. 
Where such a stronu' arm of protec- 
tiou as that of our Father iu Heaven, 
wfaere a hand so soft as that felt by 
the sensitiveness « faith to be near 
and ready to wipe away every tear? 
And where an expresaiou of love so 

sweet as that of a dying Saint? 
We answer ; no where else iu all this 
wide world can such consolation be 
found as a trust in Jesus' love ; es- 
pecially in times ofafflictiou. Though 
billows run high, aud the storm seems 
fierce, there is heard a sweet voice: 
"Be not afraid it is I." Oh vain 
and norldly-niinded reader, how is it 
with thee when you feel the pains of 
disease ? Ah ! yes ; you trouble aud 
fear that it may be tlie stealthy steps 
of death, aud to think of dying out 
of Clirist^unprcpared ! Can you 
afford to risk so uuich for the pleas- 
ures of this worhl '? 

One more day and anotlier year 
will have passed away. What chang- 
es come rushing to ourremembrauc- 
es ! Kindred ties have beca broken, 
family associations withsome have 
been severed. Death, a^ usual, has 
been reajiing a harvest for tiie grave, 
dear ones have passed away who 
now have a place in our sid remem- 
brance. But such is lite here, aud, 
fnru the many waniiugs around us 
we should learn wisdom. We look 
forwaid to the dawning of another 
year with anticipations cf seeing its 
end ; but how soon may our trail 
bark cease to -sttm the storm of lite 
and we go down to the tomb. So it 
may be with you, dear reader. Let 
us then endeavor to be prepared Ibr 
the momentous change. 

We wish all of the I'caders of the 
Pilgrim " A happy new year, " and 
may prosperity, especially iu the 
" narrow way " crown you with her 
clioicpst blessings. 

By the blessings of God, we arccn- 
joyiug more than our usual good 
health. The weather uow is pleas- 
ant after a lew weeks of cold, dry 
weather. At the present time of 
writmg we are sitting in a room 
without fire and aro comfortable, 
notwithstanding a gentle wind is 
blowing in at the window from the 
snow clad mountains that loom up 
before our eyes and behiud which the 
the decending suu will soon disappear. 

Our western winds here are the 
warmest, and our soutii winds geuer- 
aliy cold or chilly as they are bur- 
dened with more or les.s dampness. 

In many resp.icts the climate of 
this Territory is unlike that of the 
state east of this. In some respects 
it is better, iu some uot so good. It 
is claimed that the better partis much 
the largest, as to that we cannot yet 
say from personal experience. 

Yours in love. J. S. Flory. 


Marmtox, Bourbon Co., Kan. 
Dee. 25, 1873. 
Dear brethren of t'lc Pilgkim 
The last number of the last 
utnc is at hand with its full pages of 
wholesome iusfriictions. The "Three 
Feasts' and the Birth of Christ,hy D. P. 
Saylcr, " Time Flics, how swiftly !" 
by Leonard Furry. ''There are two 
sides 10 the question," by J. H. Moore, 
and "Finish thy Work," by Laura II. 
Miller, are papers worthy of notice, 
and should be carefully considered by 
every brothtr and sister untlcr wliose 
notice they may happen to come to fall ; 
while "Christ's Yoke," by J. B. B. is 
so truthful, humble and simple that it 
strikes me that it is truly worthy of 
the .^puce it occupies, and observing 
this rich train of lacts, and taking into 
consideration the correspondcuce, edito- 
rials and reports, marriages &c,, I at 
first imagined that the last issue was 
of unusual interest, but aficr examin- 
ing the whole volume (of which I have 
prcjurved all of the numbers, e.\cept 
one which was missed m the early part 
of the volume,) I find them interesting 
throughout, aud can learn much by 
rereading, and considermg the whole, 

I can truly say, that I hare been rich 
ly paid for the $1.50 sent you at th« 
beginning of this volume. I have read 
the PiL.;uiM from the beginning of the 
6d volume, and have been well pleas 
cd with itscontentti. Sometimes thor« 
has been considerable controversy with 
which wc find no great fault, providiu" 
the brethren do not fall out by (he way 
for we are to earnestly contend for the 
faith &c., and in earnestly contcRding 
for the faith brethren should he careful 
not to offend one ol these little ones. 
Wc all know the penalty annexed and 
cannot be too careful. Many good 
writers have caused many of their read- 
ers to frown on th-jm for using insult- 
ing language which could easily have 
been avoid cd. 

Brethren, we are living here in the 
west, in a new country, that has prm- 
cipally been settled since the war. 
Some of the first settlers, and some that 
came hero with considerable means are 
pretty favorably circumstanced, but 
there are others thtit are poor and it 
takes all their time and means to sup- 
port their families, I have a^ked sev- 
eral to take the PiUGRur, they say 
they would like to read it but are not 
able to pay for it. Are there not some 
brethren tliat are so circumstanced in 
the older states that they could pav a 
part of their subscription, piovidinc 
We would send a few names? We beheve 
that the editors will do their part. 
I have been here a little over a year. 

There has been six received into the 
Church by baptism since I have been 
here, two uf them have changed time 
for eternity with the hope of a blessed 
immortality. There has been sever- 
al receivcLl by letter tince. Tlie mem- 
bers here number about forty-five, 
with two ministers, brother A. C. Nu^ 
mer in the first degree, and the writer 
in the second degree of the ministry. 
Also three deacons, viz : J. B. Bolling- 
er, David Bollinger and Jacob Dale. 
Now there are brethren traveling oc- 
casionaly and we hope they will re- 
member us aud give us a call. We 
will entcrtan you as well as we can. 
We know that brother H. R. give our 
Kansas cooks a bad name, which our 
sisters did not fail to notice and make 
some remarks in conneciion with it. 
We believe our sisters to be as tidy 
here as elsewhere, nor di> we live in 
holes under the ground. Bro. H._ must 
have got in the wrong pew'. VVe de- 
sire some of the laboring brethren to 
come and labor for us as wc believe 
there can bo much good done here. 

Your brother in the Lord. 

Joh n J. Hoov er. 

Brother Brumbaugh : I have been 
a reader of the Pilgrim for two 
years and love it very much and am 
very anxious for it to? continue its 
welcome visits for 1874. ^Vegave 
it an invitation the first of thu 
month with other correspondence autl 
are very anxious for it to come, 
would not be without the PaoRisf 
by no means. I have been workiug 
all I could, or doing all I could to 
get subscribers for the good paper 
and will continue my efforts, for i ao 
think every family ought to take 
some good religious paper, and esp 
cially those that are i-«isi"g "P^ , 
dren Some say we h^^** '^'\^',^ 
to read. Very good, and u'e shoud 

not neglect to read it, ^^':\l'"J^^ 

industrious aud love goo'l ■-- -, 
wc can find time W I'^ad ^«^\^\ 
bow it makes my l.eart acl.e « beu i 
hear some say/a imve no 7°;y 
for the Pilgrim," and f = ' 
spend so much for "nnecessarydre _^ 
But this does not hindc. me ' ^ 
offering then, the P>'''^»"' 'Vne have 
think we ought to let any one u ^^ 
our Pilgrim that will accept o"'^^. 
soon as we are done reading 


selves. I woiilil not say so much in 
favor •fit if I ''■''' ""' IJi^'i^ve it was 

io'm" "'""'• ^ '°^^ '" '''"^ ''^^ 
churcli ilew5 and tbe interesting cor- 
jespoudonce of the sisters. Dear sis- 
ters do write often for I think some 
of you are doing a great deal of good 
tor the cause of Clirist. If I could 
write as some of you can I would 
spend more time and money tlian I 
du but I do not feel myself capable 
of 'writing for publiiatiou. 

But dear eisler.s, I do feel some- 
times that we could do more good 
than we do in writing and letting our 
li^ht sliir'e by setting good esam- 
Jes before others, that seeing our 
food vvorlis tlicy may be constrained 
to glorify our Father which is in 
Heaven. Ob, dear sisters, let us 
strive for tlie starry crown. When 
we see so many walking the down- 
ward road to endless ruin, how we 
ought to pray for them and warn 
ihem of iluir danger, for deatli is 
abroad iu our country taking them 
off on the right and on the left, pre- 
pared or unprepared, they must go. 
De.u reader do yon think of this? 
How awful to meet death unprepared, 
aad as it finds us so will judgment, 
then if vou are unprepared to meet 
death, stop and think before you tar- 
tlier go. From your unworthy sister. 
Nancy Grouse. 

Oak Hill, W. Va. 

■ > ^i m 

M.\»IS0.V, GEORtilA, Dec, 3, 1873. 

Brother Brmiihaiujh : — The PiL- 
SRIJI has not been a visitor to my 
home, as by some means I never had 
im opportunity of examining it until a 
Few days ago 1 received No. 50, Vol. 
4. In it I see contributions from 
brethren with whom I have been per- 
mitted to enjoy happy seasons of so- 
cial and religious intercourse. Isolat- 
ed from the entire brotherhood, as I 
have been for a long time, I love to 
hear from those whose lots are cast in 
more favor-ible society. The cares 
and duties of life forbid extensive pri- 
vate correspondence. But wlicn the 
cares and perplexities of business and 
labor cast a gloomy shadow o'er the 
pathway of lilb. and cause sadness to 
ilie burdened heart, 'lis a relief to 
trace words of hope, comfort and cu- 
coai'agemcnt, over the signature of lov- 
eil ones whose hearts beat in sympatliy 
titb weary ones, and whose thoughts 
tend to lead our minds away from the 
disappointments of life, to yonder 
briglit and happy world, whore we may 
lope to meet again and meet under far 
more favobable circumstances than 
ne may ever hope for here. May God 
grant It. Fraternally yours, 

E. Heyser. 

SwATARA Church, Bei:ic.s Co, Pa. 

-0''(r iVuM,/-: As there has he->n 
fo report from this Church, I will give 
"httlc, hoping it may be acceptable, 
W(l. David Mackey has gone to rest. 
We was a minister of this Church for 
atottt 40 years and for the last 10 or 

.- y^Jira the Bishop. I cannot now 
?iVMbc exact age, but thiuk it was up 

Dear cousins and friends, let us al- 
ways remember what gramlfather so 
Wriiestly tanglit us. Tlie wifcof Jno. 
J- t>arhard, daughter of Jos. E. Mer- 

3l\ °^ """■'^- ''''= ^""s "■ niember 
, 'he Church for about five ypars,and 
«i"es a husband and four children to 
■""urn their loss. 

th ^'i^*^ '''^'^"^ items of news because 
ere has not, as yet, been anything Pilgrim from this 
do ! "'^''' •'''*>" Hertzler, why 

1),,. D "'" S'"" "s ^oiie news through 
\P>i,ORi.M? Wm. Merky 

j.J° '['""lor too why it is— will be 

Cl,„V? ™'' *'™" more of the eastern 
^-lurches Ed. 


God willing, there will be a series 
of meetings in the .'Vughwick Con- 
gregation commencing in Germany 
Valley at the Brethren's Meeting- 
house, on Saturday evening Feb. 21, 
1874. All who desire to i)e with us 
are hereby cordially invited to at- 
tend. By order of the church. 

.1. B. G. 


CL,VAR-W.\LTEn.-BjrDr Sl.ock at 
tlie house of the bride's ijarents. Nov 
23 '73, Mr. Michael Claiir of Bcrlford Co 
Pa., to Mi93 Jauc Waller of Blair Cu 

KELLER— PHEIL. -By tlie undersigned 
at his residouce, Dec. '28 '73, Mr. Cyrus 
Keller to Miss Eliza Pheil, boih from 
near St. Thomas, Franklin Co.. Pa. 

Daniel Millck. 

EVANS-REPFNER.-By the nuder. 
signed at his rcsidcttce, on Dec. 18, 1873, 
Mr. Thomas J. Evans, to Miss Rebecca 

PEPPLE-DUNKLE.-By the same at 
bis residence, Dec 2:jth. 1873, Mr. James 
E, Penple, to Mis. Jlargarut Dunklc, all 
of Bedford county Pa. 

8M0USE-CR0FP0RD.-0n the same 
day by the ssme. at bis residence, Mr. 
David Smouse to Miss Maiy CroQord of 
Bedford county Pa. 

SNIDER-WYON.-.U the same time and 
place, by the same, Mr M. L. Snider to 
Miss Elbe WyoD, all of Bedford county. 
S. A. MoouE. 

HAWK— SHOEMAKER.— By the under- 
signed at the bride's residence, Jan. 1st 
'74, brother Theodore Haw ot Medina 
Co., to sister Isabel Shoemaker of Ash- 
l.aud Co., Oliio. AVm. Sadleh. 

FACKLER - flAKER.— On Ibo eve of Ibe 
lOtb of Dec. '73, at tiie house of the 
bride's parents, Jtr. Joseph Fackler to 
Miss Nancy A. 5aker, bolli ofliiehland 
Co., Ohio. I. J. RosENnEitoEU. 

dersigiied at his residence, uear New 
Enterprise, Pa., Dec,, 85, '73, Mr. Gen. 
S, Hershbcrijer, to Miss Alice Boor, bolb 
of Bedford Co,, Pa, L, FuRuy. 

PAUL— HESTAND.— By the undersigned 
at the bride's residence, Dec. 18 '73, 
brother Samuel Paul, and sister Mahala 
J. Hestand, all of hnutingtou Co., lud, 


SQUIRES— SHARP— By the undersigned 
at the residence of the groom's father, 
March 24, '73, Wm, M. Squires to Julia 
A, Sharp. 

SQUIRE- MORRIS — On the 27tb of Apr. 
'73, at the residence of the bride's father, 
Peter T. Siiuircs to JIary J. Morris. 

CARR— MORRIS,— Nov, 20, 1S7.';, at the 
residence of Daniel Lorali, the brides' 
uncle, Thomas J. Carr, to Amanda E. 
Morris, all of Carroll Co., Mo. 

Eli Metz. 

BAP.R- PRICE— .At tbc residence of the 
bride's jiarents, near Waynesboi'o Pa., 
by the undersigned. Mr, 11, F. Barr of 
"Wrtynesbor'o, to sister Prudy, daughter 
of Jacob Price uear Wayiiesbor'o, Pa. 

BURGER— BENEDICT— Dec. 30, at the 
residence of the bride's parents, near 
Quincy Pa., by tbc same, Mr. John Bur- 
ger of Quiucj'. to Sliss- Li/.zie, daughter 
of Daniel Benedict, uear Quincy Pa. 

J. F. Olleu. 

CLUGSTON— GAFF.— .Vl my residence in 
Shady Grove, Pa,, Dee, 30 '73, Mr, F. 
W. R, CiuLTSton, to ]\Iiss Annie M, Gatf, 
biilh uf Franklin Co.. Pa, JuUN Zlti K. 


GLICK.— In Carroll county l\lt>., Nov. 27, 
1873, Viola Ranges, tlauliterof Bro. Lew- 
is and sister Alive Glick, aged 1 year G 
nioiillis ;viul 'J7. il.iys. Occasion improv- 
pii l>v the iiniUrsiRnod and Daniel Lorali 
iVoni Muth, 1'.' : 13—14. 

BEC:HTAL— Iu CanoU Co-, Mo., Dec. S 
'7;i, Abraham Bcclitiil, aged GG years, 2 
months ami 14 days. Occasion inijiruv- 
ad frnm .Tub 14; 1. En Metz. 

SAUNDERS.— In Carroll Co., Mo., Dec. 
1st '73, Alina A.,. daughter of Wm. H. 
and KliaabetU .1. Saunders, anil grand- 
daughter of the writer, aged 21 days. 
Occasion improved by brother Daniel 
Lorfth from 1 I'eter 1: 24. 

■WIBR— Dec. 13, '73. Nancj', infant 
dau"htcr of James and Catharine Wier, 
afTcd 3 years, 10 month.s and 17 days. 
F^nneral preached by the writer from 
Matt. 18: 3. Jlay the Lord help the pa- 
rents to prepare themselves to meet iheir 
little ones in Heaven. 

Ill tho Winnmac District, Ind.. Nov. 

15, "73, onr old and much beloved sister, 
(name not mvcn Ed.) leaving a sorrow- 
ing husband and many children and rel- 
atives to monni their loss. She was the 
wife of a deacon and will he very much 
mibsed in the Church. Her age, as near 
as can be. ascertained, was about C3 yrs. 

D. R. PitEEMAN. 

THOMPSON.-Auff. 2. '73, Emma, infant 
daughter of friend Samuel and Nancy 
Thompson, aged 1 year, 2 months and 15 
days. Funeral discourse by the writer. 

BROADWATER.— Near Pre.^ton, Fil- 
more Co.. Minn., October G "73, Milton 
M., son of friend Benjamin and Aman- 
da E. Broadwater, aged 11 months and 

19 days. Funeral discourse by the wri- 
ter, from I Peter 1 chapter and 24t,h vr. 
Parents weej) not for your little Milton 

for the Savior says, " tSulffr liUle cliildren 
to come unto me and forbid them not, for 
of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 


DAVIS.— In the Mexico Church, 5Iiami 
Co., Ind , Albert F., son of bro. Thomas 
and sister Elizabeth Davis, aged 3 years, 
1 mouth :ind 3 days. Funeral service by 
brother Isaac Fisher and other. 
Thus tho Lord has plucked another bud 
from His garden below, to bloom in im- 
mortal beauty in the paradise above. 

J. C. Richer. 
SHROCK.-,In the Rock Run District, 
near Goshen. Ind., Oct. 30 '73, brother 
David Shrock, aged 76 years, S months 
and 6 days. 

The subject of this notice was only sick 
a few days, and shortly before his depar- 
ture he called for the Elders, who anoint- 
edhim accoiding to the iustrnctions of the 
apostle James- Funeral services by breth- 
ren Jacob Rerkey and Levi Weaver. 

Effie Opi'erman. 

SoT,i,ESi!EROEK. — In the Snake Spring 
Valley Church. Bedford Co., Pa., of 
Consumption, Sister Sarah, dauglitcr o*^ 
Bro. Samuel and sister Catharine Snllcn- 
berger. aged 23 years, 1 month and 23 
days. Funeral discourse by Bro. Leon- 
ard Furry from John 14 throe first vei-ses. 
The subject of this notice lived and died 
with her grandfather, Bro. Henry Snyder. 
She has always been a truthful, kind aud 
respectable daughter, though like many 
others, neglected the one thing needful 
while in health. Five weeks before she 
died, she became alarmed about tho salva- 
tion of her soul, when she called for the 
brethren and requested to be baptized. 
Though very weak, she was carried to tlie 
water and afterwards felt refreshed, and in 
a few weeks requested to bo anointed in 
the name of the Lord. She bore her afflic- 
tion with much patience and in her last 
days became entirely reconciled to the 
Lord's will, regretting her neglect in not 
serving Him sooner. She died in hope of 
immortal bliss We sorrow not as those 
wlui have no hope, and to her young com- 
panions we would say, take heed Uie Lord 
has called. 


ALIFF.— In the Raleigh Church District, 
Cai-oHne C. infant daughter of brother 
Thomas and sister Ann Alitt", aged 3 yrs. 

*■ 3 months and 21 days. Funeral sermon 
by tlie writer from these words, " Blessed 
are they who die in the Lord." 

ALIFF.— In tho same District, sister Sa- 
I'sh Alilt', aged S7 years, having been a 
faithful member of the cbuich 37 years. 
Funeml services Dee. 14 '73. from Rev 

20 : 0, to a largo congregation, half of 
tliem crowded out of the luuiso, sealed in 
the snow, the house being too small 
Farewell sister till we meet atrain. 

MAYNOR.— In theeame District, on tho 
IGtli day of Dec, '73, Cbirkson Maynnr, 
aced about 45 years, leaving a wife aud 
.')" small children to mourn their lo-^s. 
Funeral discourse from Rev. 31:4.i.4fi. 
to a lartre concourse of weeping friends 
and relatives. IV u. H. Baily. 

CARNEYHAM.-In Shipswaney district 
Lagrange comity. Ind. daughter of 
Alexandria Carneyham. 
Oarona wa.^ sick about 25 hours and her 
spirit look its fiiirht to tlic spirit world 
while she was being laid on her cooHn? 
Charley, was seen to become sick and in 
4 hours his spirit followed his sister's to 
that upper and bi-tter world, both on the 
same day, Nov. 17, 1873. 

The scene was a very solemn one. 
Their bodies were laid side by side in on** 
grave. Carona was 4(years 2 months and 
T day old. Charley was 4 mouths and 27 
days old. Disease, spotted fever Fun- 
eral services from .Tohn 5 : 25—30, by 
Samuel Lupoid and Benjamin Leer. 
SUMEY.— In Sinpsewaney district, Lag- 
range Co , Ind., of epileptic of lUo brain,, 
aud^heartiJohn Snmey. on Oct. 21, 1873- 
He was as well as usual and in two hours 
and twenty minutes he departed this life. 
He was a very fine man and much loved by 
all, but was not a member of any church. 
In eight weeks his side companion follow- 
ed him through the dark valley of the shad- 
ow of death. She was formerly a member 

of the *'Winebr6nnarians." They former- 
ly lived in Wayno county, Ohio, where Ibey 
sold their possessions and came to the West 
to spcndb he remainder of their day.i with 
their children. They enjoyed themselve.? 
very well for a short time when they were 
callcdtto try the realities of another world. 
John Sumey'3agc72 years, 11 months 
21 days. Susannah Sumey'a age 78 years 
8 months and 14 diiys. Funeral services 
by David M. Trubj, Henry Gcphart and 

ESHLEMAN.— In Jcflerson Co., Iowa, 
Dec. 14 '73, Susannah, wife of Samuel 
Eshleman, aged 69 years and 25 days. 
She was a eonsisient member of the Men- 
onitc Church for many years, much beloved 
by all who knew her. She leaves a kind 
husband, five children and numerous rela- 
tives and friends to mourn her lo.'sa. Three 
ofher children belong to the Church of 
the Brethren. Her remains were commit- 
ted to the earth on the 15th, witnessed by a 
large of people. Occasion im- 
proved by brother Peter Lutz. 

Tho subject of this notice was afflicted 
over 9 years. Tho doctors called her dis- 
ease slow palsy. It came on her by de- 
grees, like numbneas, ou her left hand and 
went all over her leftside until it got en- 
tirely helpless, then it commenced on lier 
right side the same way until she was 
entirely helpless and in that way she had 
to lay. In daytime they would set her in 
au arm chair. She could not walk nor 
even feed herself, and by spells sutfered 
great pain, D. B. Teeter. 

{Companion pleas^c copy.) 
BOTTOMFIELD.— In the Clover Creek 
Church, near Williamsburg, Blair Co., 
Pa.. October 31, 1S73, our beloved broth- 
er John Bottomfiilcd, aged 60 years. 
raos. and 37 days. Funei-al occasion im- 
proved by the brethren. 
Onr brotber some time the first of the 
month, took a trip lo Indiana and Ohio on 
business, connected with his deceased broth- 
er's estate, in company with his brother Jo- 
seph, and ontlieir iiriivalin Ohio, uear Day- 
ton, at bis brother's luime took sick, (dis- 
ease kidney alfection.j dispatched home to 
Pa., tbr his only son Samuel, but ere Sam- 
uel could reach his father he was naniber- 
ed with the dead. Preparations were hastily 
made to bring bim home, and he was met 
by his sou about 2 miles on tho way to Pa., 
and Oh, you may imagine the feelings of 
his sou meeting his father a corpse 
on the hearse, not even having an idea that 
the case was a dangerous one. Our brother 
leaves a bereaved widow, a son aud daugh- 
ter, to mourn their loss .A, S. BLumrKi. 


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VOL. 5. 


NO; 3, 






If til)' Iie^rt bf bunlcucd, wcaiy, ■worn and 

In the s'ombie garments of defection clad, 
Hear tUe voice of Jesus from beyond the 

tomb, . 

Let His cliceriug promise drive away thy 

O'er the surging w:\ters dashing at thy feet, 
Hear the soothing accents gently now repeat, 
As the guardian angels to thy aid descend, 
'•I am with you alway even to the end." 
Cans't ihoii doubt the merit of the saciifice ? 
Which for thy redemption, from the cross 

did rise; 
To apjiease stern justice he the burden boie, 
Siiffuied for the guilty, blushed in crimiion 


Oh! look up my brethren, thou hast naught 

ti) fear. 
See, Tlie Intercessor for thee doth appear ! 
Rivers of salvation far and wide cstend, 
He is with you alway, even to the end. 
Why should fear or sadness overcast thy 

soul ? 
When from mercy's fountain living waters 

Though in gloom and darkness we may 

journey here, 
This great eonsolatiou shall our spirits cheer. 

Let us be encouraged though temptations 

Fight ihc battle uohly thou shalt win the 

Ill shall ne'er befall thee led by such a 

He is with thee " always even to the end." 

Though the murky shadows of the land of 

Settle o'er thy hearth-stone, steal thy loved 

one's breath, 
Yieltl iu meek submission to thy Master's 

Soon the light of Heaven shall thy bosom 


Then when the light is waning jind the gate 

Leading to the mansions where there are 

no tears; 
Forms of brilliant beauty with thee shall 

Josus loves us "alway even to the end." 

In that land of sunshine with the Holy 

Where the mighty chorus o'er the plains 

shall ring. 
And ill adoration Jow the angels bend. 
He win love us ever, our praises ne'er shall 




And it came to pass that on the eighth 
nay they came to circumcise the child, and 
mey called him Zacharias, after the name 
01 his father. And his mother answered 
l^fiO RO^"'' ''® ^''^^^ ^^ ^'^^^^^ John.— Luke 

As ourmiud wandered back over 
tlie past, we were made to reflect on 
^vhut occurred eighteen hundred and 
sevtnty-three years ago, when God 
veniembered the condition of tlio hii- 
^an family, and saw they needed a 
Savior. Ho-vv iiecullar the clreuin- 
stauces were thut brought about the 
^Tondorful event! In the first place 
^ Visit of tlie angel to Zacharias while 
officiating in his priestly office ; he 
^^>»g of the course of Abia, whose 
^^"ty it was to exercise in the duties 
J 'I'^^ofliccat stated times according 
^othecommaud of God, his wife be- 

- -- J _ _ 

ing of tlie daughters of Aaron, and 
they were both righteous before God 
walking in all the commandnaenta 
of the Lord blameless. And it carue 
to pass, that while he executed the 
priests office, his lot was to burn in- 
cense when be went into the temple 
ofthe Lord, and the entire multitude 
were without engaged in prayer at 
the time of incense. While engaged 
in that Bolemii work the angel ap- 
peared unto him and, delivered the 
wonderful and unlooked for message 
th at big prayer was heard. Perhaps 
the most solemn and most glorious 
and joyful event of his life, to have 
an audible expression of approval 
from God. Think of this kind read' 
er when we walk righteous before 
God, when an altar is erected in ou 
house and the incense of our hearts 
are burning at the altar. An ex 
pressiou, if not audible, will bring j()y 
and gladuesa which no man can take 
away. His prayer was not only 
heard but the announcement was 
made that his wiie Elizabeth should 
bear him a sou and his name should 
be called Johu, and many would re- 
joice at his birth for he would be 
great in the sigiit of the Lord, and 
many of the children of Israel he 
would turn to the Lord their God. 

In the days of Abraham God es 
tablished the covenant of circumcis- 
ion and commanded him to circum- 
cise himself and all his household 
and ever after, all those born in his 
house and ail bought with money 
were to undergo the rite; every 
male child born at eight days old 
must be circumcised, which made 
them a separate people, having favor.- 
above the rest of mankind, for thro' 
them must life and immortality be 
brought to light. Before the days of 
Abraham a Redeemer was promised 
to fallen man. Therefore away must 
be made and through Abraham and 
the covenant of circumcision it was 
brought about. Now that the peo 
pie might be prepared to receive the 
coming Redeemer, God, in His u 
dom, thought it uoc^ssaiy to send one 
before to pave the way, or prepare 
the people io receive Ilim when He 
i^ame. Iu glancing over his vast Is- 
rael we discover He selected persons 
that were righteous before Him walk- 
ing in nil His commandments, and 
ordinances blameless. 

Now kind reader, here is a thought 
worthy of our attention. In looking 
over the plans of (Jul's dealing with 
man, when anything wonderful, auy- 
thing special, anything good was to 
be brought to man ttirough the agen- 
cy of man, the righteous were always 
selected, and if ever you receive an 
appointment, or ever expect to be | 

sanctified for any good purpose before 
God, you must first become righteous 
and walk in thecommandmeuta and 
ordinances ofthe Lord, and not only 
so, but if you ever expect to stand 
the test at the bar of* God, you must 
become righteous. Glad are we to 
know that we have the means at our 
command to become so, for God has 
revealed them to us. 

And they came according to cus- 
tom to circumcise the child on the 
eighth day, aud when they had given 
him a name they were not a little 
surprised that the name was not ac- 
cepted by the mother. Then by 
making signs to the father, they 
found they were of one mind concern- 
ing the name because the angel com- 
manded the name of John to be giv- 
en, which means the grace of God. 
From tiiat time the mouth of Zacha- 
rias was opened, his tongue was loos- 
ed, and he spake and praised God so 
as to cause a great sensation through- 
out the hill country of Judea, and 
fear came upon them, wondering 
what manner of child this should 
be, and the hand of the Lord was 
with him, and the child grew and 
waxed strong in spirit and was in the 
desert till the day of his shewing unto 
Israel. Now iu the fifteenth year of 
the reign of Tiberias Cesaar, the 
word of God came unto John, the 
son of Zacharias, in the wilderness, 
and he responded to the call by com- 
ing into the country about Jordan 
preaching the baptism of repentance 
for the remission of sins, or in other 
words, repentance and baptism for 
the remission of sins, which is the 
fulfillment of the prophet E^aias, 
"The voice of one crying tn the wil- 
derness, prepare ye the ways ofthe 
Lord, make his paths straight, fill 
up the valleys, level down the moun- 
tains, make the crooked straight and 
the rough ways smooth, and all flesh 
shall see the saivatiou of God." O, 
the manifest token of God's grace 
now appearing to man in a milder 
form, uot attended with such tedious 
labor, with so many ceremonial 
forms, with sacrificial oflerings, which 
was considered by the propiiec both 
crooked and rougii. These were 
straightened and smoothed for the 
convenience of man with a John at 
the helm, saying, " Come and stc the 
salvation of God." His father Zach- 
arias .«aid to tlie Holy Gliost, " Bles- 
sed be the Lord God of Israel, for 
He hath visited and redeemed His 
people, and hath raised up a horn of 
salvation for us which is an emblem 
of power." Behold the multitude 
coming, vipers and all to his baptism, 
but He said, " Generation of vipers, 
who hath warned you to flee the 

wrath to come? Bring forth fruits 
worthy of repentance and don't be- 
gin to say, we have Abraham to our 
father, for Uod is able of these stones 
to raise up children unto Abraham.' 
And when the people ask him say- 
ing, " What shall we do?" then He 
answered and said, " He that hath 
two coals let him impart to hira that 
hath none." Here are fruits worthy 
of imitation. He that hath meat do 
likewise, exact no more than is right 
and just, do violence to no one, do 
uot make false accusations. What a 
model of righteousness is here laid 
down by the forerunner of Christ ! 
^Ire we willing to accept it iu its 
plain, positive terms? And as the 
people had some knowledge of the 
coming of the Messiah, they began 
to wonder whether he were not him. 
But he told them that iie baptized 
them with water, but one would come 
after him who was more worthy than 
him, He would baptize the righteous 
with the Holy Ghost, and the wick- 
ed with fire; with fan iu hand he 
would purge the floor, put the wheat 
iu the garner, but burn the chaff. 
Eventually the Savior came and was 
also baptized. The heavens opened 
and God's approvid manifested by 
the descent of the Holy Ghost in a , 
bodily shape like a dove, with a voice 
declaring this is the iSon of God. 

Now I have set before you au open 
door whicii no man can shut, I now 
increase, but John must decrease. 
Christ through the Evangelist John 
says, " Verily, verily I say unto you, 
he that entcrcth not by the door into 
the sheepfold, bat climbcth up some 
other way is a thief and a robber; 
but he that entereth in by the door 
is the shepherd ot the sheep; to him 
the porter openeth." — John 10 : 1, 2. 
Here we have it all before the mind, 
when he says I ant tiic door of the 
sheep. He is the shepherd, he enter- 
ed by the door, the porter opened, 
which was Johu the baptist, the door 
is baptism. He, Christ, went before; 
we must enter in the same w.ty, that 
is, by him. If any came ht;fure him 
to aflectan entrance they v;cre thieves 
and robbers. He says, '•! am the door 
if any man enter iu by me he shall 
be saved, and shall go iu and out and 
find pasture." The good shejdierd 
gave Jiis Ule for the sheep, by ofler- 
iug himself for the sins of the whole 
world, aud opened tip a new and a 
living way wluch is accessible to all. 
No one h debarred, no one slighted, 
but all invited to cume, and whoso- 
ever will may take the water of life 
Irecly. When we take a gemral 
view of God's great mercy shown to 
man in all ages ofthe world, and the 
sinfulness of man, and how unwilling 



lie is and was to accept tlie offers of 
salvatiou iu the difl'creni ages of the 
world, we are made to wonder at the 
jiatience of God. It ie said God so 
loved the world that he gave his only 
begotten Son that wliosocvci- would 
believe on him should not perish but 
have everhistins; life. And again, 
" Behold what manner of love the 
Father has bestowed on us tliat wc 
should be eiriled the sons of God." 
Truly language fails us to express, 
and finite minds unable to conceive 
or eoniprchend the kind of love, or 
the amount ol love, which has been 
lavished u])ou us ; and yet the thou- 
sands who live devoid of peace with 
God, or live as though these was no 
God to love, no heaven to obtaiu, or 
110 hell to slum ! It is truly remark- 

Johu the baptist wheu he had run 
his course, according to divine ap- 
pointment, was cast into prison and 
finally beheaded because he dared to 
reproTe wickeduesB in high places. 
Jesus was condemned and crucified an 
a malefactor because he done wonder- 
ful things^ and supposed to be born a 
king, jealousy took hold of tlie peo- 
ple ; those in high life bi'canie fear- 
ful they would be shorn iif thcirpow- 
er, although they professed to have 
in possession the oracles of Gcd, and 
conducting God's aflairs according to 
the plan laid down by Moses and the 

I'eler sufiered martyrdom because 
he had courage to vindicate tlie cause 
of God. Paul was beheaded for 
in-eacliing Je;us and the resurrection 
to a fallen race. You see jiersccu- 
tiou is halcheii and cradled in lii^'h 
places, and was in all ages of tlie 
world. From whence justice and 
mercy ought to emanate we fiud per- 
seeuliun, rapine, and murder. If you 
wish to seek righteousness, mercy, 
find truth, go where the humble dwell| 
for satan is represented to be the 
Jirince and power of the air, and rul- 
eth in the hearts of the disobedient. 
So then if we get down low, down at 
the feet of .Jesus, .satan will sail over 
us, and will not be able to reach us, 
for he cannot get as low as the feet of 
Jesus. Whenever we begin to sail 
high, we get into the element he pours 
around iu, and we will be .attacked, 
and likely overcome through Ijis de- 
ception. But we are sorry to say, 
the general movement of the Church 
is upward, upward, ONW.^iu. Keep 
up with tlie tiiius fast u(jc, fail living, 
fast Chrislinnilj/,' aTid if we are not 
very careful we will altogether lose 
sight of the "Ancient Landmarks." 
If our old brethren that died fifty 
years ago, were here now they 
would hardly know the Brethren 
anywhere. Let the cry jjo np evcry- 
wliere: "Mind not higli things, hiit 
condescend to men of low estate." 
GjioitoK Wousr. 


TbouKli thy bcgiunini; was sninl). vet tliy 
letter cud sliall sieatly incrc.ise Job 8 ; 7. 

This was the reasoning ofBildad 
the Shuhite. He wished to prove 
thai Job could not possibly be an 
upright man, fur if he were so, he 
here allirnis that his prosperity 
would increase continually, or that 
if he fell into any trouble, tiod would 
awake for hini and malio the habita- 
tion of his righteousness prosperous ; 
and though his family were now all 
destroyed and his wealth scattered tq 

the winds, yet if he were an upright 
man God would surely appear lor 
him, and his latter end would great- 
ly increase. 

Now the utterances ofBildad, and 
the other two men who came to com- 
fort Job, but who made his life bit- 
ter and his wounds sorer, are uot to 
be accepted as being inspired. They 
spake as men — as virre men. They 
reasoned uo doubt, 4n their own es- 
teem, logically, hut the spirit of God 
\vas not with tiiem iu their speech, 
therefore in regard to any sentiment 
uttered by them, wc must use our 
own judgment, and if it be nt»t con- 
sistent with the Holy Scripture, it 
will be our boundeu duty to reject it 
as being but the word of man, — ot"a 
wise and ancient man it is true, but 
still of a man only. 

But in regard to thep.assage which 
I have selected as a test, it is trt'e, 
altogether apart from its being said 
by liildad, or even lieing found in the 
Bible at all, its truth the facts of the 
book of Job prove, for Job Jid great- 
ly increase in his latter end. His 
beginning was small; he was brought 
to poverty, to the potsherd and the 
dunghill. He had many graves, but 
no children ; he bad many losses, 
and he had now nothing left to lose, 
and yet God didj awake for him, 
his righteousness came out from the 
darkness which had eclipspd it, he 
shone in sevenfold prosperity. The 
words ofBildad were prophetic, tho' 
he knew it uot and seemingly did 
uot so intend it, and used language 
by whidi Job might know that he 
doubled his fidelity, yet God made 
it come true after all. We have here 
a jiriuciple, a fjrcat principle against 
which none can ever successfully 
contend, the begiuuiug of tlie godly 
and the upright man may be very 
small, but his latter end shall greatly 


This text was suggested to my 
mind on my late circuit to the Love 
feasts which come off iu the Spring 
and Fall season of each year in the 
churches around us, while listening 
to a brother minister giving an ac- 
count of an intelligent lady he had 
conversed with, who had been a mem- 
ber of a fasliiouable church for sev.- 
eral years, but now sees the errors 
among the people of her religious 
choice, in not observing all the com- 
mandments of the New Testament, 
and now believes and knows in 
the Church of the Bretlireu all are 
believed and observed. Slie now feels 
she ought to unite herself with the 
Brethren where she can believe ami 
obey all the commands of her Savior. 
And as may be readily inferred, such 
an one will be sorely tried in beiu» 
ridded and delivered from the hand 
of strange children, whose mouths 
speak vanity, and whose right hand 
is the hand of falsehood, yet strange 
to s.iy, of this the young woman fears 
no trouble ; she feels that to forsake 
error is an act that God will honor, 
and unless we forsake all, we cannot 
bo his disciples. Her trouble and 
fears lie in another direction. Her 
fears are that the will not enjoy the 
same amount of happiness she thinks 
the members of the church do enjoy. 
This is a strange temptation surelv, 
but is nut at all uncom- 
mon, and while men continue to 
measure themselves by the appear- 
ance of otliers, there will be more or 
less of it. It is felt by difl'ereut 
names and known by diffcreat names, 
but is one aud the same spirit. With 
some it takes this form : My begin- 
ning iu religion was so small tliat I 
cannot tell where it did begin, and 
therefore I sometimes think I cannot 
have been converted at all, hut am 

still in the gall of bitterness. An- 
other feels himself so weak he 
thinks lie can do notliiiig in the way 
of discharging the praotieal duties of 
Christianity, and because he cannot 
s/ng, rend and pray with the family 
as some other one, he is tempted not 
to do it at all. Another doubts and 
fears whether his faith is strong 
enough to carry him through perse- 
cution should it arise. Others don't 
know but what they serve God more 
through fear than lov2 &e. And now 
this dear seeker after friwli is tempt- 
ed to fear she will not enjoy as much 
happiness as she shinks the members 
do enjoy, aud if so', she would be dis- 
appointed. All the above alluded to 
trials common to the Christian life, 
are the eff-ct of tho same spirit, while 
'the devil is the author of it all. We 
in all our trials and temptations, 
should always look at his objective 
point, which is the destruction of the 
believer always ; but ins attacks are 
always at points laost congenial to 
our natural feelings. So with the 
young lady in question, if he can es- 
tablish a doubt in her mind, that she 
cannot enjoy the same amount of 
hapjiiuess iu the Church others do, 
she will conclude she had as well re- 
main where she is, that perfect hap- 
piness is no where enjoyed, and she 
had as well remain with the people of 
her first choice, wliicii will be so 
congenial to her nature that he will 
at last lull her to sleep ia the church 
in which she knows the Lord is uot 
obeyed, aud the ending will be evil. 
Evil things often seem to begin well, 
but they end badly. There isa way 
which seemeth right to a man, but 
the end of it is death. Evil things 
begin like mountains ; they eud as 
mole-hills. Behold satan iu the gar- 
den of Eden, wherein the temptation 
to sin is his promise, " Ye shall be as 
gods," How great is its beginning, 
but where, where dees it end '? So 
will it be with us my friends, if we 
choose the path cf evil. Evil goes 
<lownward ; it has its great thintrs 
first, and its terrible things last. Not 
so, however with good. \\'\t\i good 
the beginning is *raall, but its latter 
end doth greatly iiicreise. They are 
like Jacob's ladder — tlicy asceuded 
round by round. We begin as men, 
we end as angels ; we climb until the 
promise of satan isfulfilledin a sense 
in which be uever understood or 
meant it, we become as Gods and are 
made partakers of the Divine. We 
shall see Him as He is, and we shall 
be like Ilini, 

Now then let me talk but a mo- 
ment with such as may be thus in 
trouble ill order to ealm your fears. 
Have you, my dear brother or sister, 
ever learned to distinguish between 
grace and gifts? For yon must learn 
to know they are very dissimilar, A 
man may be saved who has not a 
grain of gifts, but none can be saved 
who has no grace. The brother who 
preaches and prays so well, and the 
sister who can talk so fluently, 
and can and do say sg many nice 
things about relinion, all these act so 
well because God has given them ex- 
cellent gilts, and it may uot be be- 
cause of grace. 

Another question will I put to you, 
my dear tempted brother. Have you 
ever learned to distinguish between 
grace that saves, and grace which de- 
velops itself aficrward.s? Remember 
there are some graces that are abso- 
lately necess.iry to the saving of the 
soul, while there are others that are 
only necessary to its comfort. Faith, 
for instance, is absolutely uccessary 
for salvation, but assuranre is not. 
Love is indispeusitle, but that high 
I degree of love which influences the 

martyr s spirit, is not required of ev 
ery one, even of tuose who dre saved' 
i he possession of grace in some d,.' 
gree Is needful to ,salvatioii, but tin. 
possession of the highest degree tho' 
n bee.'jtremely desirable, is not Lbs„. 
iitely ueccssary f,.r an entrance into 
Heaven. Then if 1 bo the weakest 
lamb lu Jesus' fold, I will be h-ipuv 
tothink that I am in theflock. Jf^ 
be the smallest babe iu Jesus' fiimily 
I will bless His name to think that 
I have a portion among the sauct'i- 
ficd. If I be the amallist jewel in 
the Savior's crown, I will glisten aud 
shine as best 1 can, to the |iiaise of 
Him who bought me with His blood. 
If then, fellow Christian, yon have 
but little begiuuiug.s, quiet your 
fears, for these beginnings will save 
your soul, and iu the end w ill great- 
ly increase, and you may in this re- 
joice exceedingly. 

A few words to the lady seeking 
truth, and has fears, and I am done. 
In what sense do ynu think the mem- 
bers of' the church enjoy happiness 
that you have fears you cannot attain 
unto'? You are well aware that we 
do not enjoy happiness iu the sense 
iu which a boisterous professing reli- 
gion enjoy it; for we don't believe 
that there is anything acceptable to 
God iu a boisterous seroaniing, stamp- 
ing, shouting, crawling on all funrs 
on the floor,or pouniling on the back, 
with all the zeal of tl'.e false projiliets 
of Baal, and hence we believe there 
is no Scriptural liappiness in it. This 
spirit of delusion aud anti-scripture 
however has tainttxl the minds of ma- 
ny who really think some rude mani- 
festations are evidences of Chri-tiaa 
happiness. But you will agree with 
me that anything uot taught in the 
Scriptures docs not belong to Chris- 
tianity, and as nothing of this kind 
is found in the Scripture neither ex- 
pressed nor implied, set itdowu as an 
idle delusion. 

The happiness the Scripture Chris- 
tian enjoys consists in doing the 
Lord's commandments. 'The apostles 
enjoyed happiness in this that they 
were counted worthy to suffer shame 
for His name,— Acts 1 : 41. Cer- 
tainly none of these shouting profess- 
ors will rejoice in suH'eringbhainc liir 
Hi.s name, for they have none of His 
service to be ashamed of. Ttu-ir an- 
tics and crawling are none of Jesus 
coniraaiidments, and hence have noth- 
ing to be ashamed offer Christ. But 
Weill washing one auotheis' feet may 
be laughed at by such, and then we 
have something' to endure for Christ, 
aud certainly in the happiness such 
obedience afl' need not have 
fears that any will enjoy more of than 
vou. .\ud as all true Christian hap- 
piness consists in the doing the cnm- 
mandmeuts of the Lord, I don't see 
iu what your fears rest. " Blessed 
are they that d'l his ooramandiuents, 
is the language of the spirit ot'God 
intlieKevelations22:14. And i' 
ve know these things, haiW »™ ■^„* 
ifve do them."— St. John ri:}i- 
The very thought that while living 
iu disobedience and sin we do not do 
anyofthtae humiliating comniin(l.s ol 
the Siivior, and now do'ng mi obcyiag 
from the heart that form of doctrine 
delivered us, wo are made fr-ce from 
sin, and are made the servants ot rigat- 
eoasness, we cannot feel otherwise 
than happy in the observance of tlicui. 
I shall never forget the .S''*'^.""' 
munion season I fngaged in. "" 
sitting at tho table with my l>';'^"',''°' 
I looked over the outside crowa wlio e 
I used to occupy a place, i cou 
now see the vanity and uaeles^nca- ° 
life I lived when that was my 
■ hI wortay 

such a 

society, but now being eouiit' 

of God »nd the brethren to hav; a 1 


in llie service of God as commanded 
by ray SiFior,my heart was full of joy. 
And I am just sure if you give your 
will to the Lord, and let«]iim humble 
your heart to be righteoui with Gdd, 
by iraiking in all the conimandmenls 
and ordinances -jf llie Lord blameless, 
your happiness will be exceliLd by 
none, fcr i" the knowledge uf doing all 
the commands of Jesus conjists tlie on- 
ly true happiness, and from this stand- 
point you can euojy your full share. 
D. P. Saylee. 


Man is not, neither can be be, influ- 
enced by a more pure and holy ele- 
ment tiian that of undying brotherly 
love, for it is more than mortal ; )(s 
birth-place is Heaven; it ]s a sweet emii- 
nation from God Himself, i'erbaps 
there is nothing in creation's wide do- 
main, with whicli man is so intimately 
connected, of such intrinsic value, that 
throws over his pathway, while he tar- 
ries here below, such brilliant and 
dazzling beams of celestial ligli't, and 
m'aps around bim such glowing bean- 
ties of resplendant glories, as brotherly 
love. It towers in sitblimity and na- 
tive gnindure far above the dark and 
frowning cluuds of envy, hatred and 
malice, and the foul breath of malig- 
hrnt slander. It throws around the 
object of its kind alfeclinn and regard 
its mighty power and willing protec- 
tion, neing its shield to ward oft" the 
shafts of the wicked, and puts forth its 
gi.ant arm and .'-natches from the very 
jaws of the ruthless enemy those of its 
warm love and tendernese. It is this 
bright trait in man's character 
that conduces bo much and so highly 
to his happiness and lefined enjoyment 
while parsing through this imperrect 
slate of ejistence. for by this we are 
distinguished and placed at a lofty dis- 
tance in the scale of beings above the 
brute creation around us. We all 
know, by more or less experience, how 
Weak and ilesoiate this earth would 
he, how despoiled of its joys and sweet 
communions, how stripped ofiis pleas- 
ures and robbed of its sunny smiles, 
how insupportable and overpowering 
its trials and dieappoiutmenie, ho.v 
cold and cheerless in ajpect tlie human 
face divine, how would the Universe 
he converted into a black and fridd 


means, rerpiire us to overlook the 
f.mlts and impcrfeclions of our brother ; 
we are not to uphold him in anyiliini' 
but what is honorable, just and virtu"- 
ous. The most glorious and most en- 
during manifestations of true brotherly 
love, is that alfection which we watch 
over our brother with anxious solici- 
tude the actions of another, pointing 
out to him, not to the wide world, his 
errors and shoi-tcomings, and by tho 
gentle influence of love divine, lead 
him back to the bright and joyous 
paths of peace and sun-hine. It teach- 
es ns to endure, with kind and pure 
feelings, the waywardmss and the lit- 
tle variations in bis temper and charac- 
ter, whether be is elated with undue 
joy or depresjed with sorrow aud sad- 
ness, ever rememhsring that ibe best 
of ns, those whose lives come the near- 
est to the liivine standard, are very im- 
porfoct indeed, for those who stand as 
untoward circumstances, over which 
parhaps, they had not control, fall to- 
"Deal meekly with the hops that guides 

Tho lowUest brother str.iying from thy 
side — 
If right, they bid thee tremble for thine 

If wrong, the verdict is with God alone. 
\V. W. War.s-es. 
Plymouth, lad. 


" tVherrforo comfort one another with 
these words." — 1 Thes.5. 4: 18. 

Toil worn pilgrim 1 Where away? 
Ah in your biow I read, "bound for 
the haven of rest," but ere you shall 
view your .sovereign in that eminence 
where your eye is so fixed — where you 
raise your toil-stricken hands when 
you '■ ask," yea ere Me come to receive 
you, you may fall beneath the clod. 
But if He fell wiio had His glory with 
the Eternal Father before the wrld 
was, and who is exalted at His Fath- 
er's right tiattil again, why should we 
fe^r to fill ? Or, if it should be our lot 
to remain, we ehall not be prevented 
by those who sleep. And hath He 
decreed for us a few more " light afflic- 
tions?" Amen. They -ball work out 
" for us u far more ejft-e-ding and eter- 
nal weight of glory " if another sheaf 
can be gathered ere He come, be tho 

^lory God's and ours the joys of our 
wilderness of wild despair, were all the i Lord. If we are spared, surely it was 

fiasl feelings ehillod, were orotherly 
love and all its warm gushing affection! 
whicb cement heart to heart, binding 
them togetiior as a chain of adamant. 
Wotted out from the face of tho earth 
fonver. I 

Brotherly love is a mighty power I 
that raises us far above the changing ' 
TO isitudes of this sometimes dtirk and 
Sjoomy world, and the pitiless pollings i 
"t the bowline storms of bleak and sad j 
wversity. When a world ii-owns with 


tatcful malignancy upun us, a 
^e hold ne»r and dear on earth 
>t scorns and bates without 
cause, how exceedingly plea-ant, how 
"greeable and delightful are the warm, 
pnerous and confiding smiles of those 
'11 whom we can place implicit eonfi- 
encc_oB whom we can lean for sup- 
Poi't and succor, .'iuch brotherly love 

'itched despair, and sheds a bright 
"Meheeringrayof sunshine, joy and 
gldness over our rough an* uneven 
E ^°™ ""poi-tant then, my dear 
\StTl '*'"' 'listers, thai we lia^e that 

decreed in the council-chambers of 
Heavon, and if wc answei' the design 
tte will receive us up when He shall 
call, — those rise who sleen, thnngh 
unprofitable servants we be, jet that 
very day^ shall we at la-.t ourselves see 
Abraham, enjoy the mutual societjof 
Isaac in the immediate presence of Ja- 
cob. That day shjiil Noah bo present 
with us, tind Daniel and all the holy 
prophets will be incur midet. Imag- 
inations of the personage of Peter and 
-1 all I James and all the holy apostles will 

ftmglove „pou whose fidelily and 
ftdkcrence we can rely with 


^haken couddence in the dark hour: 

tio K r "^^ei'sity, trial, and tempta- 




that day he forgotten on account of 
their r<.al preseucs there, and that 
lovely one, Jesus, yes, Jesus, and He 
will say, '"Coiuo ye blessed of my 
Father, inherit tlie Kingdom prepared 
for yoti from the Inundation of the 
world." Tliendear pilgrim, lesu'j goon 
and toil. Let us nnt -'be weary in 
well doin^,"' it had not yet catered in- 
to our hearts what more •' God has 
prepared for those thut love Him." 

But now as " many shftU seek to en- 
ter in and shall not be able," it b«com- 
eth u^ to "stiire lawfully." Christ 
is our legisUior and the Gospel is 
His hiw, and on uhat same day when 
He bids us "Come up higher," lie 
shiill appear to come " in flamng fire, 
tulting ven2,'eance on them lh;it know 
but will \ not U..d, and obey not the Gospel of 
our Lord Jesus Clirist." And now 
seeiD:j that our daysJire but kw, and ' 

leave undone, let us strive to redeem 
the time, and let us not neglect *' the 
assemUling of ourselves together as 
th(r manuer of some is," and let ns 
bring up our children in the "nurture 
and admonition of the Lord," so that 
where we, be in glory, they may be 
also. Let us teach them to " mind not 
high things, but condescend to men of 
piecdtate,' and show them our exam- 
low- in so doing. We must aiso " let 
pa ience have her'perfcct work," and 
'■tollow peace with all,'" and speak 
every man the truth to his neighbor, 
and be our speech of all manner of 
holy couversation, — suffer with Him, 
that we may say '* Abba Father." — 
" Come Lord Jesus." C. C. Root 
Mirabilc, Mo. 


Parents be careful, very careful, -of 
the trust committed to your keeping. 
Immortal, never-dying souls, are 
placed in your arms to be trained up 
ill the p:ith3 of righteousness and fit- 
ted for a higher and holicr,state of 
existence. God will hold you rei- 
pcnsible for the manner iu which 
your duty is performed. To you, is 
entrusted the moulding of their char- 
acters, upon the fair open page stamp 
the bright impress nf truth, innocence, 
and virtue, and the ro>^ult of your 
untiring exertions, wil! be a fair and 
beautiful mind, endowed with high 
aims and lofiy purposes. 

Fatiiers, if when weary with the 
toils and cares of life, a little lisping 
prattling one should chance to ask 
sjme simple question, do not turn 
pettishly <ir impatiently from it, but 
answer it kindly, speak gently, to it, 
and then turn its Utile thoughis and 
feelings, into a channel of usefulness. 

But mothers to you more especially 
belongs tlie great work of educating 
aright the young mind. From the 
earliest dawn of infancy your task 
commences and your inHuence may be 
exerted lor goud. The first smile 
wiiich plays upon a child's iiice is only 
of recognition tor its mother. It will 
imbibe your thoughts and sentiments 
and nothing in after years will be 
able to blot out the memory of ehild 
hood's sunny hours. Then mothers, 
although wearied with watciiings. 
cares and anxietie.s, still toil on and 
in years to come, when gentle confid- 
ing spirits and loving manly hearts 
are gathered about ynu, and yon hear 
them speak with love and reverence 
of the happy, joyous iiours of earlier 
years, aud nf a mother's deep, un- 
changing love, you will have your re- 
ward, anil emotions of gratitude and 
praise will' swell your bosoms that 
you were enabled to persevere in your 
laljor of love. Yuiir counsels and 
admoultons may remain unheeded 
for a long time, but falter not iu the 
discharge of your duty. Continue to 
sjw iu hope tlie precious grain, and 
eventually it will spring ap and bear 
rich, abundant fruit. Your prayers 
will not have been offered up in vain ; 
you may not live to see the answer to 
theni, but your p<»rseveranre in the 
path of duty will be one mure^larin 
your croivn of rejoicing. Then pa- 
ren(.«, cast thy bread upon the (vaters 
and thou shalt find it after many 
days. Mauv C. Kaxost. 

Parruifius. Va. 

something which I should have thought 
cntuoly out of my sphere, and then 
I ren.cmber these worda, ■' Uy ways 
are not as your ways, nor my thouo-hts 
as your thoughts." At times I°am 
about to say, here am I, Lord send me. 
when another power, even Satan's! 
I bcliove, whispers words in my heart, 
which make rae hesitate. I pause and' 
review my life, I am reminded that 
my light does not shine brightly at 
home where are hearts not bound to 
Jesus and who need to see its ways. I 
decide that I must live better in the 
family circle before underOkino- new 
work iti paths where daily duties do 
not lead me, and alas, thus I ponder 
until the opportunity is no longer offer- 
ed, and tlu-n £ mourn that I have 
grieved the spirit, and sigh for its re- 
turn. At other times, not doubtintr, I 
obey the summons, and having don° a 
work for the Savior. I leave the re- 
iults with him, and after many days 
so various unexpected wavs, I have 
been pprmitteil to hear good tidings of 
great joy. 

I have learned that what I had done 
for Jesus' sake hits yiyldtd a rich 
blessing, and such results have filled 
my heart with tbankfulneis. increased 
my fiith, helped rae in my daily lite 
and brought mo, I trust, nearer to 
my God. Tobias M. ICvuffmax 

x<:p\-rmc, Pa. 


I believe in tho Influence of thalloly 
Spirit, but wonder sometimes that I 
am so utwillJiw' to recgnize its still 
small voice. I would like to know if 
others who pray for the Spirit's gui- 
dance, ofien doubt and hesitate to obt-y 
the call which says. Go hero, or go 


"Who counsels me 't I want to know 
who gives me advice before I take it. 
Christ says, " I counsel thee." Ah .' 
I know he is infinitely wise and "ood. 
What dost thou advise me to do ? I 
counsel thee to buy of mc gold. Luy 
gold of Christ ? Does he sell gold ? 
Yes. He advises me to buy "old of 
him, and I shall bo rich. Ah, Lord, 
how can I buy gold 1 What have J to 
buy with ? Listen, soul of mine, to the 
spirit voice telling thee what to bring 
to buy this gold with,-^thy poverty! 
The reaaon many do not buy this gold 
is, they are not poor enough. O, let 
us m;ike haste to be poor, that we may 
buy, for this gold will pass current in 
another world. This is gold for eter- 
nity ! And raiment is spoken of. Can 
I buy raiment of Christ? Yes. White 
robes are waiting for me to wear now, 
and the terms are the same, poverty, 
miserableiiess, blindne.-^s, nakedness ; 
truly lie might well say, " Not as the 
world givetb, give I unto thee !"' The 
world never give> on these terms. How 
often have we had occasion to «ay. •' X 
would buy but I cannot afford it."' 
Spiritually, there is no reason why any 
one should be poor. Wo may be rich, 
the shame of our nakedness need not 
appear, for raiment is provldid. ^Ve 
may have go;)d spiritual eyesight, for 
eyes;ilvc is offered us. Now who will 
be rich ? Wiio will he clothed? Who 
will be anointed ? 

" W« wiilk not witU the jeweUoil grc:tt, 

"VVhcrd love's dear name is sold; 
Yet liavc we Wea'.tli we would uot give 

For all their world of gold! 
We revel not ia com and wine. 

Yet have we from al)0ve 
Mauuft diviae,aud we'll uot pine. 
While wo may live and lov*-. " 

— Th^ Chrhtian, 

■otherly love does not by any ' we sh?" have done, or must forever 'there. At times I seem culled to do and Frowns. — One smile 
of a Savior's lovo can lift a ponitint 
soul to heavtn — while all thesniilos of 
an approving world cannot save a he- 
ro from condemnation. One frown 
from an angry God can send the thun- 
dorlio'it of destruction upon nation*, 
while all the frowns of a single world 
cannot harm the humblest of God's 
chihlrcn. — J. H.Flory^ 

I am the rosun-ection and the life, 
he that believeth in me shall never die, 
but have everiastin'; life. — MU'U 



The Weekly Pilgrim.^ ^ 

HUSTINQDOH. PA-, Jan 20, 1874. 

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plainly as possible. 

S^ EviliV subscriber for 1874, gets a 
rnoriiii Altwmiir Free. ^^^^^^___^ 

The Cnmpanion office, D«le City, 
Ta., sends us a copy of the Brethren's 
Almtuac. It, like the Pii.uRUi Al- 
monac, coitains a ministerial list anJ 
also much valuable reading. Price 10 
cents.;.— A nnmber of our 
readers are taking advaulage of our 
club terms liut sonic ilo not seem to 
know that such fiuliscription should 
be accompanied witli tha cash, as we 
must jay the cash to all papers with 
wliich we club. 

TiiK Publishers of the Hrrald nf 
'IVuih have published a very hand, 
some Family Almanac, both in English 
and Gorman. It contains much valu- 
able reading and is richly worlh the 
price askeil for it. Piice 10 cents. 
Address J. F. Funk & Bro., Elkhart 

Resisterei) Letters. It is much 
cheaper to send money in tliij way now 
than formerly, as the fee has been re-, 
duoed from 1.5 to 8 cents. So far, we 
have found it to be a safe way of send- 
ing money and hopo our agents will 
take advaufeige of the late reduction. 
Postal orders or clicckj are also a very 
safe way of sending money. All large 
sums should be registered or sent in 
postal orders and checks. 

The large banking house of Hen- 
ry Clews & Co., New York, have re- 
sumed business again, as well as 
many others of equal importance. 
The late panic is rapidly passing away 
and by spring its eflects will, to a 
very great extent, be wiped away. 
The large manufacturing tstablisb- 
ments are eommenclng to operate 
agaiu, and soon the cry for employ- 
ment will be heard no more. 

Agents will please continue to 
work for the Pilgrim. New sub- 
scribers are always gladly received. 
Much of our success depends upon the 
cflbrt you make. Some have done 
very well wilhoutloiing but very little 
time. Not only do we solicit the ef- 
forts of agents but we will be glad to 
have every reader speak a good word 
for us by introducing the Pilgrim to 
his neighbor. There is no telling 
what might be done if all would get 
to work and solicit subscribers. The 
probability is that aur list might be 
doubled in a very short time. 

The Poor.— The saying is, " A 
good rule works both ways, " but we 
have ibund one that only works one 
way, and tliat way is seriously out of 
pocket to us. The poor list is increas- 
ing daily and as yet we have not re- 
ceived a single cent towards paying 
for them. Last year our poor list 
was reasonably large, but to meet it. 

a number of liberal hearted brethren 
and sisters helped us largely to pay 
pay for it. Are there none wffo feel 
to lend a little to the Lord for 1874 ? 
Brethren and sisters help us, the bur- 
den will become oppressive and yet 
wc cannot think of refusing any who 
desire to read the Pilgrim. What- 
ever may be donated for this purpose 
will be gratefully received. 


In this life we all have a work to 
perform and upon the maun' 

which it is done, depends our future 
weal or woe. Although thece are 
certain duties set before each of us, 
yet they difler perhaps as widely as 
wc difler in character and develop- 
ment. But because we differ in char- 
acter and development makes us no 
less responsible to God for that which 
is I'iven us. Hence it is important 
that we consider well what is our 
sjiecial duty and work. This, with 
us, lias been a serious consideration 
since our boyhood, and ^even before 
we enlisted as a soldier of Jesus. We 
are not of those who can give a long 
history of profligate days, as we were 
early impressed with the advantages 
of devotiug our time and iufluence in 
favor of our own good and God's glo- 
ry, heuce we took up the cross while 
young aud determined that our work 
should be for the Lord, aud to-day, 
when we look back, we cannot re- 
member of a single instance that we 
ever regretted the resolution then 
made, but wo can remember of many 
seasons of peace and joy it afforded us 
which a thousand times compensated 
for all the cost. 

Ever since we entered the King- 
dom wc have had but one contintial 
and determined purpose, aud that 
was to become proficient in the di 
vine life, and labor for the good and 
final salvation of others. First, in 
the capacity of a private member, af- 
terwards in the ministry, and no"rf in 
the two-fold calling of minister and 
editor. The ministry is a great work, 
a high calling, and oft-times have we 
felt the heavy responsibilities weigh- 
ing upon us. But as great as were 
our responsibilities then, they are 
still greater now and if there are 
any who can justly say, " Brethren, 
pray for us," they are those who edit 
a religious paper. 

Since we have taken upon us the 
great work, it seems as if God has 
blessed our every step which gives 
us great encouragement in our ardu- 
ous labors. To suppose that all the 
blessings conferred was on account of 
merit in us, would be preposterous 
indeed, but we do believe in the fer- 
vent aud effectual prayer of the right- 
eous, aud wc also believe that the 
prayers of such have availed for us, 
and we hope will still avail. 

That our work is a great one, we 
are assured. Our congregations are 
numbered by thousands every week, 
and what we put forth is doing its 
work and will tell iu the great day 
ot accounts. Some of our labor may 
be incfTcctive and not worthy of one 

in 60 responsible position, but if so, 
it is not our work, not our purpose. 
It may be the weakness of the flesh — 
the vain desire to ple-ise or tickle the 
fancy of some itching ear, but our 
spirit-work is to labor for the ad- 
vancement of Christi.anity in the 
world, in the Church and in the soul 
— to warn the unconcerned, to awa- 
ken the sleepy, feed the hungry, give 
sight to the blind, unstop the ears of 
the dumb and makethe lame to walk. 
Think of it brethren and sisters, is 
there not a great work before us ? 
Can we remainquietand unconcerned 
while countless thousands are plung- 
ing into the gulf of despair before 
our eyes? That we, by the blessing 
of God, have accomplished a great 
work during the year that is past, is 
evideut from the general tenor of 
those who have expressed themselves 
in regard to our labors. Many have 
been prevailed upou to study their 
best interests and cast their lot with 
the people of God, others have been 
provoked to good works, while still 
others have been richly fed from the 
crumbs that fell from our brethren's 
and sister's tables. 

We talk of the past just now be- 
cause our memory has been refresh- 
ed to-day by a number of letters 
from isolated brethren and sisters 
who have been giving their ex- 
perience. One says, " I am poor and 
thought I could not get the Pilgrim 
for the coming year, but when I 
think of the many good lessons it 
brought me during 1873 it seems as 
if 1 cannot do without it, send it 
along aud if I cannot raise the mon- 
ey any other way, I will go out and 
wash uutil I earn that aoiount." No 
wonder it is said, for theirs is the 
Kingdom of Heaven. Some of such 
not only pay for their own, but real- 
ly pay for others. When (ve bear 
how some love to read the Pilgri.m 
and the bigh estimate they put upon 
it, we are reminded of the poor wid- 
ow who was heard returning thanks 
for a crust of bread. It ran thus : 
" All this and Jesus too, (dl this and 
Jesus too." Could we but all real- 
ize this fullness in Jesus and feel 
within our souls that He is the "Bread 
of Life,'* then would our life's work 
be, " to do thy will, O God." We 
might fill page after Jiage with the 
outpourings of grateful hearts, but as 
some might think it inexpedient, we 
forbear, but would say, God bless 
you dear brethren and sisters for your 
many words of cheer and the prayers 
made in our behalf. We feel encour- 
aged and refreshed, and by the grace 
of God we hope to make the PiL. 
grim, more than ever, a welcome and 
instructive visitor to your homes. 
May God in His fullness, richly bless 
us all, aud thus enable us to press 
forward in the great work of Chris- 
taiuizing and saving the world. Let 
our work be what the Lord would 
have ui do, feeling assured that our 
labor shall not be in vain for it is de- 
clared that we shall reap if we faint 

There are several of our readers can- 
not .see that thp Pilgrim is enlarged. 
To determine this ple;i3e measure a 
number of 1873 and one of 1874, and 
you will find it just as much larger aj 
wc promised to make it. Our former 
sheet was 22x31 aud the present 22x 
33, giving an additional reading surface 
ot 7G square inches on each side, or 
152 in all. If that is not a sufficient 
increase without advancing the price 
we despair of pleasing. Those who 
wish a large paper should be willin» to 
pay for it. Give us ?f2.00 or .$2.50 
and we will give as much reading, ot 
even more than any other paper of an 
ordinary circulation. We get a lai-fQ 
number of the religious periodicals and 
ours compares very favorably with 
them, the fact is, we give more reading 
for the amount of money, than any pa- 
per that comes to our office. If we 
were allowed to use one-third or one- 
half of our space for advertiaemeats 
and paying notices, wo could sail a 
much larger sheet than ■,Ye do, even at 
the small price asked for it, Our 
reading surface at present is really 
larger than any publisher can afford 
to give for the small consideration of 
:?1.50, and we hope that henceforth 
instead of complaining about the aize 
there will he an extra cBort made to 
fill our present space to advantage, and 
just as soon as the Church is prepared 
to support a large paper, it shall have 
it, but it must be at a corresponding 

Wc have just received the sad news 
of the departure of Eld. Henry Kurtz. 
He died very suddenly. On Sunday 
the lltb, he was as well as usual, at- 
tended meeting and took an active part 
in the services, and on the morning of 
the 12th, at o'clock he was found 
dead in his rocking-chair. Eki. Kurtz 
was extensively known throughout the 
Brotherhood as the originator of the 
Gosjxii Visilor, the pioneer pa]ier of 
the Brotherhood. As we have the 
promise of a more extended notice, we 
will say no more at present, hoping 
that at an early date we may be en- 
abled to give our readers a full biog- 
raphy of our old cros9 bearer. 

Youth's Department. 

SuBscKiua for the Pilgrim. 

Bear ynmg readers:— ^o^' » '""8 
time 1 have remained silent, not be- 
cause I cared less for you, but on ac- 
count of the Pilgrim having so ma- 
ny other things to talk about, much 
of which I trust has been as inlcrcst- 
ingtoyouas if it bad been written 
expressly for you and placed uuder 
your special department. But we 
now have the promise of a little room 
and therefbre presume to have a ht- 
tle talk with you. 

Since we last met Christmas h«s 
passed by and the New \ear has 
commenced, and may I not hope you 
all had a good time, although I lc« 
some of you have since felt some o 
the bitter that follows such sweei 
seasons. The eating of candies, 
like many other short pleasure^, g' 




erally is full"wtd by unpleasant re ■ 
Mills. I ul'™ ^^''^'' ■'■ '^'''"'''' '"'™" 
iiuce, for t>'<^ enjoy monl of the young, 
a more liarmlesa mode ot having a 
good time, one that would give en- 
jovment without heing followed with 

pain, null '' <""^"'^' '" ""^ " '^""''' ''^ 
(lone with jierliaps lens expense. If 
vour p.ipa'« would speud several dol- 
I'ars in getting you pretty books, or 
several papers printed especially for 
tbevoung, it would not only oiord 
you' pleasure and amusement, but 
might do you a permanent good and 
leave you no aches and pains as do 
such things which only gratify the 
taste. I would like you to under- 
stand that this life is intended for 
more than to eat and drink. Those 
things are intended only to keep us 
alive and in a healthy condition, ao 
that we may be enabled to attend to 
tboBe things which will afford us 
lastin » pleasures v hen our work is 

It is really shocking h»w things 
are changed from the use which God 
intended them. Just to give you an 
idea, tobacco was, with thousands of 
other plants, intended for some med- 
ical purpose, the fact is, I do not 
know what it was made for, but now 
people have taken to chewing and 
smoking it, and even little boys may 
be seen in our streele, smoking se- 
gars, pipes, and squirting tobacco 
Juice just as if they were paid for it, 
hut this my young friends, is the re- 
sult of bad example. If grown per- 
sons were never seen at such ugly 
practices, little boys would never 
think of doing a thing that is sure to 
make them awful sick, .'^gain, wheat, 
rye and corn was made to eat, but 
now some of it is taken to the distil- 
leries and brewed iuto strong drink, 
wbich makes drunken fatlrers and 
hungry and ragged children. No 
doubt you think this very wrong, to 
change things into such bad uses, but 
do you suppose these are the only 
things that are changed? No indeed, 
there are many oiher things that 
were made for a good purpose that 
ate now used for bad ones, and I was 
just thinking that little boys and 
girls are sometimes changed as mud 
as tobacco, wheat, rye and corn. You 
iire made for a gootl purpose, to be 
good and lio good, but how many 
grow up to be bad and do had. Lit- 
"e hands that were made to help 
father and mother and to take care of 
little brothers and sisters, learn to 
strike, fight and scratch, and even 
some learn to steal. Little tongues 

you away from your home, away 
from right aud away from God. This 
would be unfortuuate indeed, and I 
hope that not one of you will allow 
such changes to be made, and if some 
of you have done so there will never 
be a better time to change back again 
than just now. The New Tear has 
just come in and with it, every boy 
and girl should make a resolution to 
do better, or commence some good 
work, and what could you do that 
would he better than to determine to 
leave off all had habits and learn to 
do good ones lu their place? Hojjing 
that you all have had a happy Christ- 
mas and New Year, and that you all 
may be permitted to read the PiL- 
CRiM for 

tiooate farewell until we meet again 
Unci.e He.ney. 


Little Harry had seen some older 
boys fly their kiiOs from the tops of 
houses, and he thought it would be 
nice fun if he could do so too — so he 
came to his aunt and said : 

" Aunt Mary, may I go up to the 
top of the house and fly my kite?" 

His aunt wished to do everything 
that was proper to please him ; but 
she thought this was very unsafi}, so 
she said : 

" No, Harry, my boy, I think that 
is a very dangerous sort of play. I'd 
rather you wouldn't go'." 

"All right. Then I'll go out on 
the bridge," said Harry. His aunt 
smiled, and said she hoped he would 
always be as obedient as that. 

" ilarry, what aruyou doing ?" said 
his mother on one occasion. 

" Spinning my new top mother." 

" Can't you take the baby out to 
ride ? Gel cut the carriage and I'll 
bring him down." 

" All right," shouted the boy, as 
he put the top away in his pocket, 
and hastened to obey his mother. 

" Uncle William, may I go over 
to your store, this njorniug V" said 
Harry one day at breakfast. "I want 
to sec those b.askets again, that I was 
looking at yesterday." 

" Oh, yes, Harry," said his uncle, 
" I shall'be very glad to have you." 

" But I can not spare you to-day, 
Harry," said his mother, " I want 
you to go out with me ; you shall go 
to the store another time." 

" All right," said Harry ; aud 
went on with his breakfast. 

No matter what Harry was asked 
to do. or what refusal he met with 
when asking for anything, his con- 
stant anewer was, "All right." He 
never asked "Why cau'tl?" or, 
" Why musn't I ?" Harry not only 
learned to obey, but he learned to 
obey in good humor. — Youth's Com- 

were made to talk pleasant and 


liind words, learn to say cross words, 

tell lies and swear. Little feet that 

"iTo made to walk in the way that 

^ids to peace, joy and happiness, 

leani to walk in the way of the un- 

goaly, which ends in pain and mis- 

3 • Are not these very bad chang- 

' ■ They are even worse than all 

I """"^fs put together and vet I fear 

' '"""^ "f you have, and arc about 

"^kuig them. Ifyouare, laskyou 

« a motoeuf, to think and consider 

*"«e it will lead you to. Those 

'"cesarean wrong and wiUlead 

of the deacons of the same fallh who 
had come from the State of Illinois to 
pay U9 a visit and !ooU at Colorado. 
J allude to the vi^t of bmthf'rlieoii- 
ard Wolfe aud brother John F. Nehr, 
of Salem, Marriou county, 111. They 
had heiird much of Colorado and con- 
cluded to come and see it for them- 
selves. Notwithstauding the rigors of 
winter was upon us they seemed fa- 
vorably impressed with the country 
in general. Inasmuch as vacant 
claims were scarce here along theside 
of the river where the rail road runs, 
it was decided that we go farther 
down to where we might find a suita- 
ble location for a settlement of breth- 
ren all close together, an Idea we had 
in view ever since we have moved 
here, seeing clearly that such could 
not be the case here as the claims 
1874, I bid you an affec- were taken up much socner than we 
aut'cipated. After.going about ten 
miles we came to a place called 
"Sterling Colony," and a beautiful 
secLiou it is, and the bottom quite ex- 
tensive. It is astonishing that such 
a settlement should spring up, since 
the 10th day of last July, we found 
vacant claims very scarce in that sec- 
tion, embracing as it does, a tract of 
level bottom land ten miles long by 
four to five or more wide. We crois- 
ed Cedar Creek and passed down 
probably four or five miles farther 
where we found another beautiful 
bottom which we were told w?.s all 
vacant yet. We at nnoe decided 
that was "(/ic plo'^e." The brethren 
above mentioned picked the first 
claims, then others were taken up to 
the number of eight in all, and in a 
few weeks as many more will be tak- 
en, all by or for brethren that are 
coming in the Spring. The section 
is as fine as any we have saeu in tlie 
South Platte Valley, better than we 
expected to find. The rail road will 
pass through about the middle of the 
bottom which is some miles wide,aud 
as to its length we cannot ^say, as it 
seemed to extend as far as we could 
see. Now Brethren, you who con- 
template coming this far west, here is 
a chance fer you to make a settlement 
almost or quite entirely of Brethren, 
just what 90 many desire to do, but 
it will not do to tarry and continue 
to ask' hundreds of questions. 
Prompt action is necessary as it h 
quite probable the whole Valley will 
be taken up in live or six montbs e-;- 
pecially on the side of the river the R. 
R. runs. jiMready claims are taken up 
for one worthy brother who is in the 
ministry and two deacons, and I ex- 
pect to take my homcsteavi in the set- 

A station and a large town on 
the railroad will be the result of a 
settlement. Bro. Wolfe and brother 
Xeher wll doubtless give informa- 
tion, such as is desired, or if 1 am 
written to, I will try to respond, 
though I gel ft umf reds of letters, my 
patience is unabated. 

I presume ihat enough has been 
said in the PinJitiM and otherwise to 
give the inquiring mind some idea of 
this Territory,anJ the better way for 
those desiring to secure claims under 
the preemption or homestead law is 
to come as soon as possible, in peison, 
and enter a claim when it will be se- 
cured for six months. Those who 
cannot come soon or do not want to 
spend their raonoy in coming to look 
first, tiie best they can do is, to have 
some one here select a claim fi>r them 
and havd a small house put upon it 
at a cost of $40 or $45. AVlien ihis 
course is pursued, as a general thing 
such claims are not molo.-^ted for six 
months. A plank house 8x12 or 10 
xl2win cost theabovc named amount. 
Brethren coming to see the country 

A Beporter is wanted frovh eewy Church 
ill, the brotherhood to »cnd ua Church n£w«. 

To insure in- 

ObiiuariM, Announcements, 

that wili be of gent ral interest. 

seilion, the writers name muH acc^mpanif 

each communication. Our Invitation is not 

personal but i/enera!r-2>leuse rcnpond to our 



Being deprived of a comfort or a 
blessing we once enjoyed, we then 
more fully appreciate tiie good of 
such a comfort. Such was our expe- 
rience a few days ago on our return 
to our humble roof to meet with two 

will please remember that "the latch 
string to my door is always hanging 
out." Buffalo is 80 miles down the 
river from Greely and 75 miles up 
the river from Julesburg. 

Yesterday i preaolied my first ser- 
mon in the valley to a small congre-" 
gation. The day was cold and other 
causes kept a number away that 
would otherwise have been present. 
Thus the work of preaching the Gos- 
pel in this section of country lias be- 
2un and we hope soon to chronicle 
the fact that a church lias been estab- 
lished and the sweet songs of Zion 
from many voices will float upon the 
breezes, and prayers of God's people 
ascend up as a * sweet smelling savor ' 
unto the most high God. There is 
w»rk fur missionaries. The Sabbath 
has been almost set aside here, infi- 
dels and scoffers stalk up aud down, 
Ggliah like, receiving strength and 
food every day from a false theology, 
and a Christianity unworthy the 
name of the ''meek Man of sorrows.'' 
The walk and comluct of men claim- 
ing to be God's ministers has brought 
reproach upon the religion of Jesus 
and him crucified. There is power 
in the word of God — power in the 
name of Jesus, tnorefore we fjel that 
if Davids can be found to come forth, 
aud is there no cause to take pebbles 
from the river of life tliat flows from 
the throne of God, and cast them by 
the power of God's Almighty arm in- 
to the forehead of iutidplity, the mon- 
ster must fall as stubble before the 
devouring flamC'? Yoii, God's words 
preached in demonstration of the spir- 
it and with power shall awaken we 
trust, many a poor soul from the 
sleep of death to a life of action la 
the service of God. Brethren pray 
for us, pray for tlie success of God's 
people everywhere, until tlie name of 
JesuB shall be praised from shore to 
shore ami every hill and valley shall 
echo forth the gladsome news of saU 
vation through the Lamb of God. 
J. S. Flory. 
Jjiiffalo, Cohrn'/i). 


Dear Fthjrini : — I have been a 
reader of your columns for sometime 
and feel as though I cannot do with- 
out you. Yon have been a weekly 
aud welcome visitor to our hearth 
and home. W'S ; how anxiously we 
await the call, and how eagerly we 
grasp for the coutenls of your col- 
umns, which makes us feel like giv- 
ing you another invitation for 1874. 
Oh that your labor may not be iu 
vain, but the means ofdravving many 
precious and wandering souls to 
Christ. Yo have btcn of much pleas- 
ure to me in lonely hours, luethinks 
I have derived much good, much en- 
couragement iu perusing your pages. 
So often we areaftlicted and depriv- 
ed of the privilege of going to the 
house of worship. Theu hov/ gladly 
we receive you and how eagerly we 
glance over your pages in seai\-h of 
some familiar name. Oh how glad 
we are to hear from the distant, and 
the much good that is being done iu 
laboring in the good work. Yes, it 
encourages us to press onward in the 
cause of Christ. 

Oh that we may all foel interested 
in the work of salvaiiou, to prepare 
ourselves to tread life's narrow j^aih 
with certainty, that cur lights may 
shine so that our good works may be 
seen and our Father gloiitied. I am 
young in the service of my Ma'^ter, 
but i have a strong desire to pro^s ou 
in the good work. Oh how ileepiy I 
was impressed with guilt for several 
veai-s before 1 eiiteretl the told, and 
would of^en say within myself: *' 1 
will enlist under the bauaer of Kiu^ 


Jesus/' but the tempter would come 
again and draw me away. But thanks 
be to Goil, He !ms been ray iielpor 
to cuter the fold, and may I ever be 
failliiul in my duiirs, Un- !ic that rn- 
dureth unto the t-iul shall ho saved. I 
no more join the company I once did, 
but am traveling with another com- 
pany fai- better, lor Jesus is the c.ip- 
tain. Oh could I hear my comrade.s 
say they will join our company and 
enlist under this Hume banner. 

If wc can have Jesus for our friend, 
tliere is none otiior so true. Ye?*, I 
have sorrow and joy yet to feel that 
Jesus iias been my friend, yes we 
have had sad, sad bereavements, but 
'tift (jod that huLh heri.-ft us. He 
has ealled from our midst our much 
luved jnntln-r. Oli ! those kind advi- 
ces and cheering words jfc. heard arc 
Iieard no nioic, In-r voick.' i'J still. Ol ! 
those p]c'a>ant smilea and airecLimiale 
cinl;rate^, happy r.ieetinj;s and i;rcct: 
jn^i^s are no more; her foot-t*teps too, 
arc heard no more. All is silent. 
She no more j(dns our number, her 
chair is vaeacit in the family ciicic 
In the Sanctuary tiiO, she is niisM'd, 
where .she was much luved and is- 
ieeioedas a hiithfid servant. We miss 
lier everywhere, but we feel that "'Ur 
luss is her eternal {^aiu. How true 
the adaye Liiat death Iovc« a shiiiinj' 
murk. Wiiai joy, what consul;ul(»n 
to fuel that we can iiave a ho|)e to 
meet thoBO sainted ones who have 
gone to the hpirit laud. Ok that wi* 
may all he so ha])py as to imct all 
those dear, departed loved one^. 

Yet', that our vessels may he filled 
ivith oil and our lam[)S bo burning, 
that wo may be reatly to meet the 
lirldfi:ri)Oin and that our robes may 
be pure and wliito, that we may he of 
tiie uumhcr that will receive a crown, 
for the promise is not at tlic begin- 
ning, nor in the middle, but at the 
end t)f our r.'u-t'. 1*. Urown. 

Mexico, Lid. 

Cawker City, Mitchell Co., Kan. ) 
Dec. 20, 1873. f 

EdUoi-of Pilgrim: — Enclosi^d finil 
§1.00 for the Piuirim for IST-", and 
I wiint you to fiend Uieyuur pro?*peel- 
us and Almanac for 1874, :uid I will 
try lo get some new subscribers. Send 
the I'lixiKiM for I do not want lu be 
without it. There arc no membors 
in this part of the country, but uiv 
own family and wo think it so long lo 
hear some of our preachers again, and 
I was glad the otder day when I re- 
ceived a letter from Urn, J. \\. Fisli- 
el, from Putt^iwattomic county, Kan., 
staling tiiat he wante<l mo to r^-nt a 
housG for him for a few months as he 
intended to move up here wiiere we 
live, and tlint he wauled to look 
around some before he loe.iti d. 
8ueh news as that brrthrt'n, is what 
we like to hear, especially from speak- 
ers. I think if wo have prenL-hing 
in this part of the country rciiular, 
we will have an organized chnrcli 
hero soon. 

\Ve have good land, good water, 
good building stone, the white mag 
nesia lime stone, and plenty of tim- 
ber along the streams. We can get 
tire wood for lifiy cent-s a load, if wt- 
cut it ourselves, and they havy f^>iin'i 
stone c<ial in the centre of .\iitchcll 
county lately, and I think there is 
coal here where we I've and will be 
found soon. Cottonwood iumher is 
from rwenty to twcnty-tive dollars a 
thousand ; pine floor ing,,forty dollars 
per thousand ; common pine lumber, 
from i::JO to $:i5 per tlmnsand ; pine 
shingles, from i:\ to $5 per thousand ; 
work horses, from §75 to 8"loO doU 
lars : fresh milk cows, from $30 to 
$40 ; wheal, 70 cents per bushel; oats 

' 25 cents per bushel; corn, 28 cents 
per bushel; pork^ net, i^o dollars 
per cwt.; native beef, $5 per cwt.; 
butter, 25 cents' per tb ; eggs, 20 cts. 
per doz. 

The best land is mostly taken up, 
but there is some good claims to 
honle^itcad yet. But there can be 
good claims bought here cheap. We 
have no rail road land here. A 
claim is KJO acres. I would like to 
hce all the brethren who intend tn 
ciiang© tiuir Ioc:ition, before tliey lo- 
cate, to cotne and see the Solomon 
Valley. We live 4 miles north west 
from Cawker city. We live on the 
eilge of Osborne county, but Cawker 
City, Mitchell county, is our post-of- 
fice. Claims can be bought for from 
s^lOO up to 8*2000, according to the 
improvements. This county is good 
for stock raising, audi think that 
fheep would {\o well here. Some 
are setting out fruU trees, but the 
land is new yet and it will not do to 
set (Hit fruit trees until the sod is 
well rotted. On the Gth of Dec, we 
had a snow to the depth of about 8 
inchcs,but have had nice weiithtr ever 
sin(!e. There is some snow ou the 
ground yet. 

There are some that I hear of in 
print sometimes who do not speak 
very favorably of the Solomon Val- 
ley ; hut thoBe u ho do tin*;, never 
s.iw tais country, or, if ihey did, per- 
haps they are of those who want to 
make a living witliout working for it. 
Daxiil Shook. 


Report of the Jjrcthreii's Sahbafk 
School htld in the Dickey Meiting 
houae^ Ashland Co, 0., duiiiitj 
the Summer of l^I'd. 

Dear Pi/(/rim:—-A9 S. S's. are yet 
in their infancy in many churches of 
the Brethren and others are entirely 
destitute of them, we submit the fol- 
lowing concerning our school for the 
en!:(mragcmciit ofwhat we deem a 
noble enterprise — one in which the 
Christian may find abundant room 
to labor for the Savior. 

Although the proposition to or- 
ganiae a school had been carried wiih- 
uul a dissenting voice, yet the pros- 
pf'ct was not very flattering, as most 
of us were much limited in both the- 
ory and practice, however we have 
proven the old adage: "wbere's a 
will tiiere's a way." The church 
had previously apjiointed Bro. 1). S. 
Worlvman, Superintendent, and on 
June 29th, a goodly number met for 
organization. Nearly all manifested 
a deep interest iu the w(jrk, which 
gave us fresh courage and led us (o 
cnuclude that nothing short of a love 
for religious truth, and the solemn 
injunction to train up the young in 
the nurture and adnioniti(ui of^tlie 
Lord, prompted them to enlist in the 
^5. 8. cause. The necessary officei-s, 
were appointed, teachers selected, &e. 
and as we met Sr-bbath after Sabbath 
to learn the many beautiful lessons 
that gild the saored page, and to min- 
gle our voices iu singing tne sweet 
songs of praise, we felt well paid for 
all our labor. The Chihi's Paper 
published by ilie American Tract So- 
fiely, and the Children's Paper edit- 
ed by Bro. Kurtz came to us altern- 
ately every two weeks, and need I 
say tliftt they were auxilarics iu the 
great work ? 

The eagerness with which thoy 
were received and read by the child- 
ren expressed the value and power 
of the moral Itssous thcv contained 
better than I can with tile pen. We 
n^grettea that they did not visit us 
weekly instead of semi-monthlv. Will 
not our editors give us a weekly pa- 

per for our schools next year? Our 
children call for it, the cause demands 
it and we believe that the Church 
has the means and the talcut to sup- 
port it. Although there were three 
other schools near by we had as many 
as we could accommodate. 

Average attendance of officers and 
teachers, Fourteen : scholars. Sixty- 
nine; Visitors, Tv/enty-three ; Total, 
one-hundred and four. Xotwith- 
stauding we began late in the season 
and labored under the great disad- 
vantage of inexperience, we think we 
can safely say the entire term was an 
interesting one. It certainly was, if 
the bright eyes and smiling counte- 
nances of the children in attendance 
were reliable tokens. Oh ! Low we 
loved to meet them in the sacred tem- 
ple and listen to the ring of their mer- 
ry I'oices and hear thetn re|jeat the 
goldea tests gathered from the lives 
and teachings of the Saviour and 
Apostels. Whether the school will 
prove as profitable as it was interest- 
ing we know not, yet we live iu hopes 
that the seed sown iu youthful minds 
will become vigorous plants laden 
with fruit ripe for eternal glory on 
high. As some of our aged father* 
and mothers in Israel fear that S. Ss. 
will not be conducive to the health 
and growth of the church, let me say 
that so far as wc have tested its in- 
fluence among us we see no cause of 
alarm, but are encouraged to go ou 
feeling assured that we shall reap a 
golden harvest in due time if we faint 
not. Knowing that the young fall 
into error more readily than those 
who have already met the stern real- 
realities of life we are giad that our 
older brethren did not leave us alone, 
but encouraged us by^ their presence 
and iaithful labor among us. Sab- 
batii afternoon, Nov. 9, brought to us 
a m U;^led feeling of joy and sorrow. 
As we love to see parents and child- 
aen, teachers and scholars together 
with friends and associates hymning 
God's praise, and instructing eacli 
other in things pertaining to ihe fut- 
ure welfare of our souls, we were 
pained to know that the pleasure and 
labor of that day . would close our 
school ibr the present year. Wc 
bad spent but eighteen Sabbaths to- 
gether, yet altflchments had been 
formed that we were loath to break, 
and ere the time for reorganization 
would roll around , perhaps many of 
us would be summoned to cross the 
dark river of death leaving here and 
there a vacant seat. Oh, how sad 
the thoughts that thus forced thei r 
way into our minds ! In addition to 
the usual exercises, each class had 
prepared a recitation of questions 
with biblical answers. These togeth- 
er with a brief lecture ou temper- 
ance added mucli to the interest of 
the occasion. As some would like to 
know the nature of the recitations re- 
fered lo we give one of them ; Sub^ 


Qucs. 1. What is faith? 

Pupil No. 1, answers from Ileb. 
11: 1. 

Qn«s. 2. What do we understand 
through faith in reference to the pow- 
er of God ? 

Pupil No. 2 answers from Heb. 11 . 

Ques. 3. Please enumerate some of 

the things accomplished by faith ? 

Pupil No a.ans.'from Heb. 11 ■ 7. 

- "4 » " " - 17. 

'* " .5 *( « <i u .^4 

25, 2iJ. 

" " Q « ii li it 2Q 

« " 7 *' u It a g' 

« « s *' '• " « 99" 
'* "0 " u Luke, 17: ^ 
" 10 " " « « 11 

31, 32,33,34. 

^,^^(3ue..4. Who hath everlasting 

Pupil No. ;il answers from John 1 ■ 

Ques. 5. Since salvation is by faith 
are we to understand that faith alone 
will save us? 

Qucs. 6. What thcu is the evi- 
acDoe of'fiiitb ? 

Pupil No. 13 answors from James 

Qucn. 7. Ah James teaches justifi. 
Ciitiou by faitli anil works, do we 
merit salvation by them '.' 

Pupil No. 14 answers from Lute 

Iq ooucluding tb:^ article we would 
give it as our opinioa that scholars 
would [ijore readily comprehend the 
various subjects treated of in the Bi- 
ble if they iiad lessons for each Sab- 
bath, modeled somewhat after the 
above plan, printed on slips of paper 
to guide them. If our p'.jlisheis, af- 
ter giving the matter some thought, 
think it would be advisable, we would 
be glail to see the plan carried into 
operation. 1. D Paricek.' 

AshUaid, Ohio. 



Dear hnlhren and sisters: — The 
following app^'il and explanation is 
prompted b^ circumstances which 
render them rjall" uo-essary, The 
numerous letf"rs received fr.^ni vari* 
ous parts ol the United States and 
Canada, require something of the 
kind. I have withheld these remarks 
longer than I ought to have done, 
hopiug that before this period I would 
be able to issue a more favorable cir- 
cular ; but now i see just what I can 
do, and what I cannot do, hence this 
circular. Furthermore, I shall make 
these remarks answer about all the in- 
quiries aud requests in general that 
have been presented to nie re3j)eoting 
my puolioatioos. 

1. Since I oaoiisaed my work on 
" Trine Iiumer-,(0C. Traced to the 
Apostles'' — a little ovei '.ne year ago 
— I have sold nearly 3000 copies. 
They have tbund their way into near- 
ly all the states and territories iu the 
uniou, aud have been cvteusively cir- 
culated iu various parts of Canada. 
Of this work I still have ou hand a 
\^iiVf hundred copies, price by mail 2o 
cents, or ten copies, §2.U0, aud would 
wish to sell them out as soon as possi- 
ble, as I desire to use the money in 
publishing tjther works. 

2. My " Historical chart of bap- 
tism," considering the bard times, 
has been selling remarkably well. 
This production has cost me more la- 
bor aud study in general, than any 
other work I ever uuderlook. I 
commenced it wbeu I was collecting 
material for my pamphlet, merely and 
alone for niv own benefit, as a guide 
to assist tL" memory in arranging 
matter for roy pampule'- ou " i-i^"^ 
Immersion ;'' nor never, in lact,^ 
thought of publishiniJ- it till one ol 
our well informed ministers, called 
and staid over night witii me, and ou 
looking over ray papers, tfec, he saw 
this chronological " Chart of Bap- 
tism;" its plan and arrangement 
in general, struck him so lorcibiy that 
he urged me very strongly to preiiare 
it tor the press. Since that tune unlil 
its publication, it has b 'en the ohiect 
of the mo?f of mi- reading and liter- 
ary attenaon. Atrtrstl thought W 
put it up in map form and insert it 
iu my pamphlet, but the cost of puu- 
lishing it was so great that 1 "" 

compelled to abandon the proj 



hence its appearance in a chart form. 
This Cliart I have been selling at 
retail, for S^-OU per copy. But I 
have now reduced the price to mere 
cost and it will hereafter be sent 
p„st'|,aid to Buy part of the United 
States and Canada, for 50 cts. per 
copy. ^ httve reduced the price for 
tffo reasons : 1. That they may be- 
come more extensively circnl.Tted, 
and 2, I need money to publish oth- 
ei- works, lieiice till who wish a copy 
of either of the above named works, 
will do well to order immediately, as 
I am needing money very badly. To 
publish these works I borrowed the 
KOuev. I hnvu never in my life 
beeu wortli uiorc tiian five-liuudred 
dollars [my library exacted] and am 
now reduced to considerable less ; so 
that what I Lave accomplished, so 
far it: defense of primitive Christiau- 
itv has beeu in the very face of pov- 

3. All parties who know themselves 
to be inebtcd to me for cither books 
or charts, will confer a fa\ or by send- 
ius the amount in as soon as po.^sit)le. 

4. In answer to those who desire 
to know what other works I contem- 
plate publishing, I herewith append 
alistof a part ofthem only :, 

1st. '^Genuint; Ba^)tisin." au infal- 
lible rule tor finding the apostolic 
method of baptizing, accompanied by 
a "Diagram of Bapiisms," exhibiting 
the orifjiu o? ^jirinlding^ Powingnnd 
forward aud backward, Simfle im- 

2ad. Single Immersion not Christ- 
ian Baptism" or the origin, history 
and validity ot'si/t'jle immersion. 

3rd. " T/ic perfect plan of salva- 
tion," or safe ground, showing that 
the position occnjned by the Brethren 
is infnlliUi/ safe. 

4ih. " One Baptism. " Showing 
that trine, immersion is the only true 
ground of union in baptism, that can 
be conscienciously occupied by all of 
the leading religions denominations 
of Christendom. These works which 
are intended for all cl.isses of readers, 
I shall publi.^h whenever I am able 
to command the means, iind if the 
brethren and sisters and friends will 
do a good part by purchasing my 
works that are already published, 
Iney will helii the good cause along 
rapidly. Jly means are too limited 
to travel and preach, and hence I 
have concluded lodo the greater part 
of my preaching with my pen, my 
ailaptatiou being much better suited 
to this kind of work. 

6th. Tlie only piomise that I can 
niiw make as to when these work: 
will be ready for delivery, is by sim 
P'.v stating, whenever I can spare the 
nouey they shall come. This is as 
muc 1 as any one ooghl to ask of me. 
^ oelieve that what has already been 
fited will answer all that seems uee- 
essary to notice in this eircular. I 

? .™ bear from many of von now, 
your orders and help the 

-"Use nI.^nl^ 


send i 

good cause alnnu', 

All sums of SloO and under may 

cS"', "'J' '''''" "' I'^rcrly €1- 
"Jf ttnd plainly ad,ire.-se'l, but all 

either' "y" "■'" """"'"l si'oiil'l 1» 
_' regtslere.l or imt in post-oifiec 

O^Zr^'W-'^^ J. H. Moore. 
'^'■'""I'l, Ckampaigne Co., III. 


'•■lcaisso>r,^Reno Co., Kan. 

.„ Ti-j. I5ec. 18, 1873. ' I 
to vZ f .'■ ^^ '' 'S yo"'' 'lesire 
Iau;i:,°'?"«^l"-<:tl"en and sisters, 
"nnfH'''^',^ -""^^-v that I am 
•houl f ^'"' "f ll'= Brethren al- 
"« three If'™! ""J' ^l-U'cl'- There 
•nember- "i* r" "'° ''""'"y '''^'' •■>« 
more si„n '"' ''^^'"^ "" "'"' '"'" 

"">• -But I hope we will some 

day have the good privilege of hav- 
ing a church here in this beautiful 
country. This is mv greatest desire. 
\Ve have had a beautiful Full aud 
Winter so far. \\'e have had but oue 
snow yet, it laid a few days and then 
came warm weather again. Pcoiile 
could plow .nil the time' except about 
one week or perhaps a little over. 
There is considerable green grass here 
yet. "W have a very good climate 
and a very healthy country. I hope 
the brethren will come and help to 
settle it, as they are needed very badly 
here. The country is settling up very 
rapidly, and there are some'that say 
to me, are any of your ministere 
coming? I think I would hke the 
Dunkard church very well, and if so 
I would join the church. Brethren I 
surely think this would be a good 
place to come and start a church, and 
I don't know whether you willdoyour 
duty or not if some of you do not come 
and preach for us, aud also for the 
worldly people, when they all teem 
to feel the need of some one to come. 
We have received a letter from one 
preacher in Indiana. lie talks of 
coming to see the country next fall, 
and we hope he will stay and labor 
lor us. I nope he will, but I have a 
hope that it we have to he deprived 
of meeting with the brethren here on 
earth, that we can meet them in a tar 
better world if we hold out fiiithful 
to the end. Ob, what aglorious con- 
solation this IS ! VVheu we can have 
that hope to '-meet to part no more, 
and sing the everlasting song, with 
those who've gone before." 

M. A'. Wajii'Leii. 

Cerro GoiiDo, Piatt Co., 111. I 
Bee. 15, 1873. j 

Mr. Editor: — Whilst reading the 
columns of your valuable paper, I 
saw the calls for help by some of our 
Christian friends, for the purjiose of 
building churches. I ask your many 
readers, who have the pleasure of go- 
ing to comfortable churches to wor- 
ship God, do you think of your 
brethren, who have asked you' the 
small sum of one dollar and under, to 
build a house that they too may wor- 
ship God with comlort? "Whoso 
hath this world's goods, and seeth his 
brother hath need, and shutteth up 
his bevels of comijassion from him, 
how dwelleth the love of God in 
him?" — John 3: 17. This is some- 
thing for those who are indillerent to 
the calls for help to think of. If we 
have the love of God within us, we 
will certainly be willing to help our 
brethren who are iu need. W our 
brethren need houses to worship in 
it is certainly our duty to help them. 
Will you not do it? 

July M. Ziuleb. 



Pilgrim. It will be a great relief to 
his relatives to hear of him. They 
suppose him to be in Iowa. 

Your sister, C'ath. C'ro.vise. 


" W'ill this Annual Medimj 
chase the tent under whieh she i 
sittitif/ ? 

The above query passed through 
the District Meiting, and will come 
up again at the next Annual Jleeting, 
and brethren coming to the meeting' 
should come prepared to au-wer the 
que.stion. The Brethren of Southern 
III., are getting a tent made of good, 
durable material, the making and 
hire of which will cost them about 
§400. The tentmaker, after being 
thus paid for the making and hire of 
it, will offer it to the A. .U. at panic 
prices which will probably be less 
than cight^hundred dollars. This 
w-iU no dimht be a very favorable 
time for the Brotherhood'to purchase 
a tent, provided it will suit the A. M. 
after examining and using it. Fur- 
ther information eoucerning the keep- 
ing of it from year to year, &c., will 
be given at the meeting. 

Daniel Vauisian. 

Corresponding Seeretarij, Box 53, 
Virden, III. 

Clear, Jan. Ijtb, 1874. 

Dear Pilgrim : — I this evening, in- 
form you that we bad quite a happy 
New Year. We had meeting on 
Xew Year's day and evening in our 
Holtzswamp meetinghouse, on Fri- 
day^ morning and evening at Ber- 
miidian meetinghouse. We had 
quite a refreshing time. Abram 
Pfbutz from Berks Co., and David 
Etter from Dauphin Co., and Bros. 
Andrew Miller and Adam Brown 
were with us. I hope the visit may 
not be in vain. I think some sol 
emu impressions have been made. 
I wish some more brethren would 
come to us as we arc weak in min- 
isterial force, and our territory it- 
very large and many ajipointiuenls. 
John H. Raffensuery. 

The Brethren of the Black River 
Congregation have appointed a series 
of meetings to commence on tiie ev- 
ening of the 24tli of January, 1874, 
at their ilectinghuuse in Chatham, 
Medina Co., Ohio. A general invi- 
tation is extended to all, especially 
miuislering hrelhren. 


15, 187.I, Josiali JIuri-ay, aged 19 years 

10 nio.itlis ami Idays. A sou of Elder 

Jacob Murray. 

The subject ol' tUis notice wns nearly 100 
miles from liomc tfacliing scliool, bavini. a 
lirotliLT anil a sister living in the ncielibor- 
liood, he was kindly cared for duiini' his 
illness of a low weeks. His remains were 
brouirht lioine on the train, wliich was tru- 
ly a sorrowful time. Hewasii pious youth, 
nlwflv.s kind mid loTins, and ladoveri by all 
wdio knew him. On the 14t1i his body was 
conveyed to the silent tomb, li.Uowed by a 
liiige coDeoiirsc of relatives and friends. 

Fnueral services were imfirovod by the 
luetlircn and the writer from 1 Peter, 1 :23, 
~*< -5- Daniel Bock. 

{Comjiamcn, please ca^iy.) 

SIMMONS.— In the Union district, Stark 
Co., lad., on .Ian. 11, 1374. Sister Sim- 
mons, wife of friend .lacob Simmons; 
aged .11 years, C mouths and 2 days, 
Slie leaves a hustnmd, and out of the 
church, May he remember lite goodexam- 
ides of a christian wife, and the responsibili- 
ty resting on him before hcho railed to ac- 
count. There are children, only one in 
the cluncll. Oh may tliey prepare to meet 
their niollier in a better world, as slic was 
a wortliy sister, a good mother and we be- 
hove a^diristiau woman. Funeral occasion 
unproved from Ilov. 14: 13, hy Uio writer 
and \V.M. G. Cook. 

MeCRISTBR— ilso in the sam* district 
on .lau. 18 1874, SamhAnn, wife of John 
McCristy, formerly wile of Christian 
JlcCristy, aged about 41 years. 
She died without making any prepara- 
tion for dcalli and without tmy profession. 
May we all remember that we have to die 
and then the judgement. Funeral attend- 
ed by the brethren, M. A. Eiskkhodr, W a. 
G. Cook aud the writer. 

SNYDER.— Also iu the same district on 
.I;tu. 14. David Wilson, son of Bro. Dan- 
iel, and Sister Snyder; aged 10 mos. 

aud 11 days. 

He was a ideasant little child and leaves 
a little twin brother. This is the fourth 
child that they have burled. May they re- 
memher that of such is the Kingdom of 
Heaven. Funeral diseoursu by the writer. 


Monrovia, Mo. Jan 14, 1874. 

M)ear Brethren. — llaviiig been ab- 
sent for some time, aud have not seen 
the lust i.5sues of the I'ilgkim, I 
feel as though I have lost a friend 
and supposing all havcsent who wish 
it, I will ask you to send methel'lL- 
GR1.M and AlmiLnac, as I wish to read 
our Church news. It is my chief de- 
light to see and hear ol the ^irogress 
of our loved Church. The Lord has 
been with us during the jiast year 
and blessed us with an addition 
of some fourteen. Wc are tniiy 
thankful, and ke\ encouraged that 
more made up their minds to come 
to Jesus. 

The relatives of Brother Jacob 
Bailey who moved from our Church 
some years ago, are anxious to hear 
of his whereabout.-*. Any informa- 
tion your readers niay be able to give 
of him will be gladly received by the 
fiimily. I'lcase give this through the 


310XFA- LlS-l. 

W D Harlman .^4..W M E lir.bnT 
I'elvrEby sr 1.. 10 Simon (l.iks 
Mailiu Ji)linson l.'i.'iSanil I.opidd 
Is'e B Bruinl)au'hl..jU Henry Kbe 
U B Sell C-— Nancy Crouse 

.lacoli Mohler 24.75 WmAmold 
Eld .1 Hershing 3 — Simon Oaks 
D F Good 8.— Kmma liuhrer 

Michael Forney l.On Beiij Hhcides 
M Cainphell \.!M M S .Mohln- 
Christian Hiiiklel..1(l Urial Williams 
Nancy Schrautr- l.rtO.Iaeub Bock 
John Herr 3.i J.din Ellcr 

Henry Haines 1. — \Vm H Stewart 
y\ Bnshor 20.(t0 Isaac U ('rist 

X F Snyder 7.j Martin Bowers 

J C Richer 3.7.7 Joseidi Fisher 

Lydia Suavely I.IJOJ. Arnsbarser 
Ellas Hnrslinian l.TiO .Tus Zalin 
R Snowherger 
C G Speck 

HANAWALT— SHIVELY.— At the rcsi- 
dciieeof the bride's parente.neav linwood, 
Marshall Co., Ind., by Eld. Kathaniel 
Drake, Bro- Jos. il. Hanawnll of JlcVey- 
town, Fa., tn Miss Caroliue Sliively. 

Conrad Weaver 
H K Jlvers 
Daviil troxel 
Dau'l Bock 
E R Slnhlc 
(• Newcomer 
.1 L Fmnti 
H Ilildreth 
.1 .M'uitgomeiy 
'I'obias lirider 
Emauuel Hutfard3. 
Lewis Young 3, 



7. .50 
Si'i Isaac Knip 1.50 

1.— Amos W Meyer 2..'.0 

1.. "ill II D Keo.-inger 1..50 
l.--;5 Wio.I Parsley 12.00 
3.S0 r M KauHiuan S S.j 
1..50BB Bollinger ID.OO 


LAYMAN.— In the Maple Grove Congre- 
gation, Jan, Il:h, 1874, Lily leftdora Lay- 
man, daughter of Bro. Jacob and sister 
Sophia Layman. Funeral services by the 
brethren from Luke 18 : 1.5-17. 

'VVm. SADLClt. 
5IILLER.— In Au-jhwic Valley, Hunting- 
don Co., Pa., Nov. 15th, 1873. Adam 
Miller, aged 81 years. 10 mo.s, and 12 days. 
The deceased was a member of Ihe M. E. 
C'liureh. and a citi/en of Shirley towii.shlp, 
for Dearly 00 years, beut by request of his, D- Boyer. Jos. Kouon. 

BOCK.— Iu the Dry Creek Congregation, 
Linn Co., Iowa. Dec. 10, 1873, George, 
son of Bro. Samuel and sister Catharine 
Boek, aged 1 year, 4 mos. and 22 dnya. 
Funeral services by the brethren. 

jAOun BocK. 

MURRAY— In Lower .Minnm Church, 
Montgomery county, Ohi*, ou January 

1.50 Geo S Wine 
'1 — I) Brnniliaugh 
12.4M.,s Arnold 

60 I). W Heiidricki 
1.50 .lohn E Garver 
1.-50 I) Kittenhouse 
-Esther Sell 
- Beuj Kridor 
i Wui Hertzler 
■ Jesse Conner 

SOl.CAis Ridenour 3.110 

Henry Brubalter 
John Neff 2 

Jas L Fitzgerald 

Joliu Herr 1.50 Jacob Kurt/. 0.00 

Saiiil Ryman 3. — J L Franli! 50 

Jacob Myers 1.50 Isaiah Homer 1.50 

J H RalVcnshory 3.— SamI Lutr. 12.00 

Jno S Miller 1.50 .laeoh P Naff 1..50 

Jacob Troxel 2--15JosZahn 70 

S J Garber 1.50 H Hamilton tl.3."> 

J C Ewing 75 J K Miller 4.80 

Emauuel (Icysor 2.10 Otlio Clark 1.50 

W II Carrier 3.— Jno Bcbbert '.. •> 

Henry Beelman 4..50Jae'ih Mohler ,.4.*) 

Alma -M Crouse 1.50 U Gibbon 1.50 
David M Witiner7.50 Emanuel ''.overl..50 

D .Malion 1.50 Anna Beuoo 25 

J Heishberger 1.50 A Louisa Hoop S.OO 

Jos ;!ahn 70 S C Miller 4.-50 

JIary A Witmer 25 J N Crinc l.-":o 

Dalil Hyie 1-.50 J 1 1 h.waul 7..50 

J I) l^rostle 10.50 Win Sadler 11. CO 
Allen Boyer 8- — Michael Forney 1.50 

Philip Workman 5.75 W II Renner .").4l> 

Jacob .Musser 1-50 Calvin Slarnes 1.50 

J M Fisher 1.50J H Wiisoii 1.50 
D B .Meulzcr 0.— Jos Ritlciiliousel :.50 
Reason Maugans 1.50 Emma D<'vilhliss 1..'0 

Johu Bard S.3SGoo. Y. Kollar 4..)0 

Jtnias Price 10.25 C. Myei-s G.l'O 

M Isenhour 1.50 S Broadiuirst 5.00 

aen.i Ithodes 1.25 J ci .McMullen 1..TO 

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TenMonJiinoSTAii; «r WayKlilo MunlnRO. and 
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01 tlio innny tliousaii'lH of books lliat 
have been publiHhcU and are «till pulilisliing 
tlicrcii*. pcrbiipB, not a sinRloono that docs 
not Ihid its particular nicliu in tUe grciit 
piiblin mind where it ran ncstlp and exfrt 
itH (|iiiet inllm-ncf, according as Ihn spiiit 
ofllic book ni:iy be, for good or for ovil. 
Mnny l)ooks are ehort lived. Some die iifl 
noon M iMiicd, and exert very little inlhi- 
cncp. Mill there are many iinued timt it were 
better tliat It ttonld liavc been said of llic-ni 
— llieydiedin tliclr inception. No author 
has a ri>;Ut to iillii. I tlie n;idiii{,' piiblicwitb 
a book written incii-ly for liis amusement, 
or to employ leisure hour;*, as tlio re.iultft of 
(nth einpliiynieutu are often worse than the 
mlBebief ri^Hullinj,' from idloneBs, The book 
before ub is a veligiouK poem in blank vcrHC 
comprised in Z c.nto'n— God's Groat I)e- 
Bign. Tlie Unfolding, Tlio licsult. It is af- 
ter tli'c style of IJickerntetli's "YeBteiday 
To-I>«y and Korevcr," m.d in perhaps, lit- 
tle, if niiy, inferior to it In desl^'U, or con- 
ception. Some of the miscellaneous poeina 
Wliieh <'oniprihc iiliout oiii'-lhii d of llie book 
are very linmlilnl ,in<l di'servi' id live. The 
ho.ils ih bijiiililiilly printed .ju heavy tinted 
piipi'i' iiiul ImndiKinieiy boniid in clutli. 

^'AlllK.■Mlll NT. 1.^ lli'nry I'otdrHon. tlliiJtt.m. 
Jtt'lii'oii.'v I! I'll- llli<'.:''r,|.iil>1l»nrr-<. ll.lilo.. clotli i^l. 

A i>i'ein desciiptivc of several s^ots of 
ronmiitic iiilerest on llie banks uf the 
Btihnylkill river, all dear to the meiuoiy of 
I'hllnilelplilaiiH, lint not wanting in interest 
tu all who Ixive or shall visit the deljgiitful 
Paik belonKiiiK 'o the tiuakii' City. Thu 
book, though not pretentious in si/e, is il- 
luBtruted with views of Fairmount, Bel- 
ninnnt and other phicya, to which tlieiu are 
nttaciied many historical and poetical reiu- 

One of the moBtinteremtinK and readable 
perioiiieals coming to our olUce, and the 
one containing the most sprightly artleles 
is A]ijitflon'n Journal, lu weekly visiU 
nre looked for with eagerness and the ex- 
peelulions of a I'li'iisure to be enjoyed. Tliis 
Jouyiiiil with tlic l^ipvl'ir Sn'riire Monthlji, 
nlso jiubliMhed l.y the At'I'I.ICTuns, would 
tniable a jieiBon who would carefully read 
them, to keep puce with the progress of 
Bcieneu and the ndvancemcuts in literature 
of our age and limo. The Journal nuiy be 
liiul in weekly or monthly parts, aud spi-c-- 
nil tnducemenlB aro offered to new subscriln 
orn for 1674. Pajmliir Seitncv. Monthl}/ for 
January, contains cxceetiinitly interesting 
nrlieles, the llrsL on seriteuts, othei-s on tlu* 
Theory of Melecules, The ICmolional Laii- 

Snage of tlic Future, Growth and Deenv of 
limt, Genesis. (;,.n|ogy and ICvolution.'&c. 
It Is an exeeediiigly valuable number of a 
most Viiluahlu magazine. 

11. 0. llguoHTON & Co.. the new pub- 

lihliers uf the "Atlantic MonOily^^" with their 
January number presenr tlu'ir compliments 
to the old friends and i.alions of tliat excel- 
lent iniijfftviiue, and expii'ss their determiu. 
Rtlonof "i.urposc to keep it I'lpml tu its old 
reputation," Wo certainly think the prcB- 
out nninber one of the most attiactive yet 
issued. It contains several papers of more 
than ordinary merit, besides poems by 
■\Vhitlitr, Ilohnes, and Uayard Taylor. 
The editor of Erenj Satunlai/ begins n scri- 
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we dnuht not hut that th.- present publish- 
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repniiiiion us book publishius. 

To-l>AY, the paiier of which Dr. Dio 

Lewis is "lidilor in Chief," hears a motto 
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Act ! act in tlio living present. " 
Dr. Din Lewi*' book, "Our Digestion; or 
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Micct's-i. and " To-Day," under his leader 
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I'vetrodilen the way of the faithless, 
"Wlieii earth's trivial follies did lure; 

And CFtuglit a hvief glimpse of the horrors 
Which sfttan'c adherents endure. 

But yesterday, prone to hold faintly, 
The power vouchsafe.l from on bigh; 

I walked arm in arm with tlietemptfcr, 
'Mi([ scenes that were fair to the eye. 

He led me hy paths lined with roses. 
Through vistas of crimson and gold, 

'Till my soul grew desirous tu linger, 
Suchheauty for'cr to behold. 

I drank of the maddening nectar 
Distilled in the howls of despair ; 

Perfumed with the hrenth of lost angels, 
Who practice deep subtlety there. 

But, stayed by the wail of a mourner 

I turned my infatuate eye ; 
And saw the fair form of my Savior, 

Who hreathed for the erring a sigh. 

Ah! whilher weak soul dost thou wander, 
Beguiled hy t)io smile of the foe ; 

Come hack, erring mortal, come quickly. 
Nor (read the dark pathway of woe. 

The scenes that now gladden thy vision 
Will fade as the dew of the mom ; 

And leave the fond seeker in anguish, 
^hen hope from his hosom is torn. 

Then, vanished the ravishing tinsel 
From off the gay scene where I stood ; 

Its beauty had power no longer, 
To whelm my poor soul as a liood. 

And, yielding 1 sought the blest shelter, 
Held forth to the children who stray ; 

Detenniucd to cling to the Master, 
Through all of life's intricate way. 

Reclining on Jesus' bosom. 

No earthly allurement can win 
3Iy soul from her peace-giving ha.ven, 
. To walk in the valley of gin. 



"Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or 
wbatsover ye do, do all to the glory of God. 
I Cor. 10:31. ^ ' 

Go iiome to thy friends and tell them how 
great things the Lord hath done for thee, 
and hath had compassion on thee. Mark 5 ; 

Byexamiuiiig the Scriptures of di- 
vine truth carefully we inaj learn 
that it is the piivilage of the.'aervauts 
of Jesiis to be constantly engaged in 
his serviae. The apostles' language 
at the headiDg of this article seems to 
cover the entire ground. " Whether 
llievefore je eat or driulc, or whatso- 
ever ye do, do it all to the glory of 
God." There is nothing that atiords 
t"ore comfort lo the Christ loving 
soul, than the fact that he may al- 
^'ays be in the Lord'3 employ. If 
our service were confined to stated pe- 
riorls of worship, or certain kinds of 
Worship, then perhaps there might be 
some excuse if we would grow cold 
and formal ; for we might ho so cir- 
cumstanced that we would selJom 

ave an opportunity to participate in 
J^osemoaus of grace. Then indeed, 

'ght we with propriety expect 
^"fc holiness and purity from those 
^■^ose time and attention is almost 
^* given to the reading and ex- 
P^undingof the Scriptures; we might 

well suppose them to be less exposed 
to temptation, and that they are the 
recipients of more of God's love. 

But our heavenly Father has ar- 
ranged everything in His family 
so as to give to each member equal 
privelege, and an equal opportunity 
to gain his favor and approval. We 
have heard it remarked that some 
kinds of service, is in itself more wor- 
thy of reward than olher kinds, aud 
that these servants are entitled to a 
higher place in tlie celestial city than 
is possibly attainable to other serv- 

We have not so learned the word 
of God. Peter was at last couvinced 
that God is no respecter of" persons, 
although it required considerable 
training to cnnviuce him of this fact. 
And there are persons now, whom it 
would be harder to convince, perhaps 
than even Peter was, that all of God's 
people are equally dear to him, aud 
that their work no matter what kind 
of labor it may be, it done in a proper 
spirit, is equally acceptable with him. 
In our Master's vineyard there is 
much work, and a great variety of 
work. It should be the humble in- 
quiry of each servant as he enters the 
vineyard: "Lord, what wilt thou 
have me do?" Then with unshak- 
en confidence in his wisdom, and his 
goodness, and with a perfect surren- 
der of our wills to His, we siiould 

cheerfully accept onr work at his 

No matter how hard our task, or 
how obscure or humble our place of 
labor, we should remember that it 
doth not become a servant to chose 
his own work, but that he should be 
subject to the will of ids master ; and 
then our confidence in him should 
convince ns that he knows best what 
kind of labor we are best calculated 
for, and also in what circumstancea 
and through what labor we can the 
best work out our own salvation, and 
form for ourselves a character that is 
designed, when the veil of flesh shall 
I be removed, to outshine the bright 
ncss of the sun, in the kingdom of our 

This humble cottfidence in our 
dear Lord lends to the most menial 
service a dignity and glory, and 
throws a halo of brighfness around 
our daily pathway. We will cheer- 
fully perform any kind of labor, no 
matter how degrading it may appear 
to t!ic eyes of man, or submit lo the 
most straitening circumstances, if 
this be necessary to procure the white 
robe aud unfading crown which are 
in reservation for those who endure 
temptations. Jas. 1 : 12. 

The principles ujion which our 
Lord's kingdom are based are wholly 

different from those of the world .In 
the latter kingdoms those who hold 
public offices are honored according 
to the importance of the office they 

When the ten had indignation 
against James aud John, because 
they seemed to aspire to the chief 
posts of hoDor, our Lord took occas- 
ion to show them that those places In 
His church were not to be sought for, 
nor to be exercised as they are in the 
world. SiPd he, " Ye know that the 
princes of theGentilesexercise domin- 
ion over them, and they that are 
great exercise authority upon them. 
But it shall not be so among you; 
but whosoe.\er would be great among 
yon, let him be your minister; and 
whosoever would be chief among 
you let him be your servant, even as 
the Sou of man came not to be min- 
istered unto, but to minister and to 
give his life a ransom for many " 
Math 25 : 28. Paul, who had fully 
imbibed the teachings of his Master, 
says: " We that are strong ought to 
bear the nifirmlLies of the weak, and 
not to please ourselve-s. " Rom. 15 : \. 
These in the world who possess su- 
perior talents, wealth, or power, use 
them for their own pleasure or 
profit. But not so should it be in the 
kingdom of Christ; Hisservants, like 
tlie Lord, should not please themselves. 
We are to love Him with all onr 
heart, and with all onr soul, aud 
with all our mind. Math. 22 : 37. 
All that we p3ssess, let it be 
wealth, talent, power or influence, 
let that all be little or much, must be 
laid upon the altar, and consecrated 
to his service. And our greatness 
in his sight depends not upon what 
we of ourselves posses?, but upon the 
completeness of our consecration. 

Our Savior upon one occasion, in 
speaking of his forerunner, uses the 
following remarkable language : 
" Verily I say unto you, among them 
that are born of women there hath 
not risen a greater than John the 
Baptist ; notwithstatidiug he that is 
least in the kingdom of Heaven Is 
greater than he." Afath. II : IL John 
pOx-^scssed all tlie elements of areat- 
ness. His birth wa-s foretold by an 
angel sent purpos-jly to deliver this 
joyful mes.sage. It was also foretold 
by the same ?ieavenly messenger, 
that he should be great in the sight 
of the Lord. He v/as great officially. 
He belonged to that favored, honora- 
ble class of men, tlie Jewisl^ Profili- 
ets, and he seems to have been tlw^ 
greatest of these Prophets, yet our 
Savior says, "the least in the king- 
dom of heaven is greater than he. 
That is the one wiio is leaijt lu his 
own estimation, the one who most 

reallzees his own weakness aud ignos 
ranee, and who feels his dependence 
upon God. *'Blessed are the poor in 
spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of 
heaven." " But to this man will I 
look, even to him that is poor, and of 
a contrite spirit and tremblelhat my 
word. Isaiah IJ6 : 2. " The sacrifi- 
ces of God are a broken spirit and a 
contrite heart, God, thou wilt not 
despirte. " Psalm 51 : 17. Tlierefore 
Paul, who was compelled because of 
the dissensions in the Coriutbian 
church, to vindicate the dignity of 
his office and person, says that "if 
hf, must glory, he will glory in his in- 

Thi s noble man, though he possess- 
ed me ntul powers that were almost 
superhuman, he will not glory in this, 
he will not glory in the priveleges 
which were his, in consequence of his 
being a Roman citizen, he will not 
glory because he is a sou of Abraliam ■ 
he will not glory because he had ac- 
quired a liberal educatinu, he will 
not glory because he had been favor- 
ed with such wonderful revelations 
No; but he will glory in his infirmi- 
ties, because this is the sheet anchor 
by which he lays firm hold on Jesus; 
therefore he presents himself to his 
Corinthian brethren, not stroug in 
his own strength, but stroug in the 
strength of his divine Master. 

The weaker he was in himself, the 
stronger bs was in his Lord. He 
could do nothing of himself, but he 
could do all thlugs through Christ 
who strengthened him. Oh how in- 
viucible is one thus equipped I The 
darts of Satan cannot penetrate such 
an armor, and the sorrow, afHic- 
tions aud vicissitudes of this world 
can have no efl'cct upon him whose life 
is hid with Christianity. 

Our Savior in his commendation of 
the poor widow, who cast into the 
treasury of the temple two mites, 
plainly teaches tliat he sees not m 
man sees. 

Though many that were rich cast 
in much, yet they did it out of their 
abun<iancu, and at a small sacrifice; 
but this poor widow ca^t In all she 
had. It was the giving up of her all 
to the service of God, that made the 
gift so precious in the eyes of that 
glorious Being of whom laaiah says 
that he shall be of quick understand- 
ing in the fear of the Lord, and he 
shall not judge after the sight of bis 
eyes, neither reprove after the hear- 
ing of Jiis ears; but with righteous- 
ness shall ho judge the poor, and re- 
prove witii equity for the meek of the 
earth, Isaiah 11 : 3, 4. 

Man would have looked upon such 
a meagre gift with contempt, ami 
would have despl.^-ed the dower. The 



amount was very small intlepJ- being 
not more than tlie thirteenth part of 
a poiiny, sterling. But God is not 
tlepeiident upon numan gifts, or hum- 
an instrumeutaliticrt for the propaga- 
tion of hia cause. By reading the 
50th Pealm, from the 7th verse to 
the 14th, we may learn how contempt- 
able in themselves are the most mag- 
nificent gifts. I f Jehovah were hun- 
gry or iu rfant, would he tel! us, or 
ask U9 to supply hirt wants ? He who 
is the Creator of all things, and to 
whom all things belong? No; veri- 
ly, no. Let us then, never think 
that when we give anything to His 
holy cause, or engage In His holy 
eerviee, that Ho becomes indebted to 
UB. Wc should eBteem it our highest 
privilege to be permitted to co-lai)or 
with JesuB in any capacity whatever. 
Human distinctions are nothing iu 
the sight of him who siitcth upon the 
circle of the earth, and the inhabit- 
ttDts thercofarc as grasshoppers. Isai. 
40: 22. The ouly acceptable service 
is to present our bodies a living sac- 
rifice holy and acocptablo unto God 
•which is our reasonable service." He 
requires timt we give ourselves who]. 
ly up 10 Him, and the gift will be ac 
ct'ptable.not according to (ho grcatnees 
of the gift, bnt aooordiug to the com- 
pleteness of tbo surrender. For in- 
stance, one talent wholly devoted to 
His service, is just as much, with Him 
as five talents are that are wholly de- 
voted ; provided that in I)Otli cases 
they be all that we have. "For unto 
wiiomsocver much is given, of him 
shall bo much required." Luko 12: 

"Go home to thy friends, and tell 
them how great thinfjH tho Lord hath 
done for thee, and hath had compas- 
sion on thee. " Mark 5 ; 10 Having 
bad the prlvilei^o of liraring a s c r- 
mon preaclied from the above text, 
which caused us to examine and re- 
flect muoli upon it, we will now try 
to present a few thnughls thereupon. 
Tho man to whom our Savioor ad- 
dressed the above language, hnd been 
cured of a dreadful malady. No won- 
der ihnt his heart ovorllows with love 
and gratitude towards thai blfssod 
Being who had done so much for him. 
Listrad of being a raving maniac, 
dwoUinp among tlio tombs, crying 
and cutting hiinselt with stones ; he 
is now clothed and iu his ric^t 
mind. Aii ! No wonder that 'ftlicu 
liis great Deliverer is iiboul to take 
His departure, lie oiitreats Him that 
ho may bo with Him. 

But tho T>iviMe Maeter sees best to 
refuse this petition, He has another 
field of labor marUed for this s^orvant, 
Ho wants him to go to his homo, and 
there publish among his Irieuds tiie 
great work that had i)eon wroughi 
U|>on him. Hiy desire to bo with 
.TcsuB was quite consonant with his 
feelings of love and gratitude. IIow 
we all love to he witli those whom 
wo highly esteem and venerate, and 
who«e conversaliou is to us a constant 
gourde of instruclion and comfort. 

Wbon ibo people of God arc per- 
mitted to sit for a while together in 
henvenly jilaccs iu Chris^t Ji.'su* and 
to enjoy a rich lea-^t of His love, they 
dread to descend from that mount of 
holiues-, where tliey have beheld 
such a wonderful display of his glory 
aud perfec'tiouK. Their feelings re- 
coil at the tlio tbounht of being nj;aiu 
plunged into the lold atmosphere of 
the ivorld ; and from *ho very depths 
of oxuberaot feelings produced hy 
obtaining a cW; view of the di- 
vine beauty and filory, they are ready 
to exclaim with IV-tcr : "Lord it i') 
tjftott for u« to be /ten- : if tbou wilt 

Dcvor again go down mto the world. 
What a poor erring creature is man 
at his best estate, while he is feasting 
upon the riches of God's grace, even 
then, he is prone to indulge feelings 
of selfishness, and forget the famish- 
ing world which is perishing for the 
bread of life. This is our militant 
state, our time lor fighting and for la- 
bor; as this time is short it is neces- 
sary that we improve every mo- 
ment, and that wespend n ot too 
much time in rest. With our divine 
Master, we should work while it is 
dav, for the night of death will soon 
come, when no man can work. 

The Revelator says, " the Spirit 
and the Bride say come." 

These two agencies Christ sends in- 
to the world to prosecute His work, 
to battle with the powers of darkness, 
and induce the children of men to 
leave the ranks of Satan, and enlist 
under the banner of King Emanuel 
Oh what a glorious work to take of 
the things of Christ and shew them 
unto men ! A work that Angels 
mipht well delight to engage in. 

Our Savior commands us, saying: 
" Let your light shine before men, 
that tliey may see your good work, 
and glorify your Father which is iu 
Heaven." Math. 5 : 1*). The only 
way that we ciin let our light shine 
before the world , and thus glorify 
our Heavenly Father, is to mingle 
freely with the world as our Master 
did. But -ffc do uot of ourselves 
know where we c;in do the most 
good, or in what capacity; we should 
therefore, submit ourselves into the 
hands of God, asking him to direct 
and guide us. When wo contemplate 
ii chauge of location or employment, 
our prime object should be to [glorify 
God. Our motive should not be to im- 
prove our temporal condition, but to 
enlarge the borders of Sion. What- 
ever we do should be done to the glo- 
ry and lioiior of God. Hiving then 
submitted ourselves into his hands, 
we sliould cheerfully take the work 
that he allots unto us, aud whatever 
our hands fmd to do,do it with our 
might. Xo matter what work falls 
to us, if it be the work that God has 
given us, in ttiat work, and in thai 
only, can we glorify His name. Let 
us then take courage. Let u o n e 
thiuk that they cannot work for Je- 
sus. He has work enough for all. 
To each one he says : " Go work in 
my vineyard aud I will give you 
your wages. 

The husbandman when he tdls the 
soil, or gathers in tho gulden grain, 
the mechanic with his tools, the rain- 
«r when he di^s into the bowels of 
the earth, the physician at his prao- 
tice, tho minister iu the sacred desk, 
tho woman pursuing her lonely and 
unobtrusive labor, whether in the 
kitchen baking, cooking, washing or 
or performing whatever service her 
position requires, aud nftou amid suf- 
ferings untold ; but with a patient 
resiguation to the will of God, dailv 
taking up her monotonous routine ot 
labor, or with her little ones about 
her, trying to impart useful instruc- 
tion to their inilbldin^ minds. The 
servant iu his lowly calling, or the 
invalid stricken dowu by disease, or 
in whatever poi^itinn we may be plac- 
ed ; if our calling be lionosl aud does 
uot conllict with the laws of God, 
aud if we have submitted ourselves 
into his bauds, not desiring to please 
ourM\Ts, but to honor him in all 
tiiat wo do, then we may feel assured 
that just tho place where we are is 
the place for us; aud only there can 
we sorvo him with acceptance. Hi 
has a work to do iu each place, which 

Jet us erect tabernacles Vtv ftvr McH none but they whom he hasapnoiut- 
apd t«, Ob let ns rwiaiu here ! Id m\ ed to fill that place cau do. 

It is impossible for us to say which 
place is the most important. Eterni- 
ty alone will reveal this, It is our 
business uow to be subject to the will 
of God, and to do his bidding,then we 
cau be co-workers together, and co- 
workers with Him. 

The most humble position, is infi- 
nitely more honorable if we are trying 
to honor God in our calling, than the 
position oi the proudest monarch if 
i^is heart is rebellious. h le t ou r 
actions then bea model for the world ; 
in whatever position we may be, let 
us so act that they may take knowl- 
edge of us that we have been with 
Jesus, and have learned of Him. Let 
us show by our couductand conversa- 
tion, as we mingle with the children 
ofmen, thatwe have higher hopes 
aud higher aims than this poor world. 

Christ wills that His servants shall 
manifest to the W(»rld in their daily 
lives, and in their daily conduct, the 
power of Hislove aud grace. There- 
fore he employs the following emphat- 
ic words : "Jfany man will come after 
■ue, let him deny himself, and take 
up his cross daily, and follow me." 
Luke 9 : 23. Nothing will so power- 
fully convince the world of the reali- 
ty of the religion of Jesus Christ as 
to see it exemplified iu the lives of 
its professed iblluwers. James tells 
us that " Pure religion and uude- 
filed before God and the Father, is 
this ; to visit the fatherless and wid- 
ows iu their affliction, and keep him- 
self unspotted froui the world." Jas. 
1: 27. The world may resist the 
most powcrtul aud eloquent appeals 
from the pulpit. They may rebut 
them witb arguments, but they can 
bring no arguments to bear against 
the pure and upright conduct of those 
humble servants who carry the prin- 
ciples of their holy religion into all 
their conctrns of life. They are con- 
vinced that here is an inward power 
at work, to which they are atrangers. 

The conduct of Christians, under 
severe trials, and painful sufferings, 
has perhaps been the most powerful 
and effc'ctual means that Christ has 
ever employe 1 iu the conversion of 
the world. Hence so many of the 
primitive Christians were called upon 
to endure the most frightful tortures, 
that the world might see by tlieir 
firmness, aud by the calmness and 
courage which they exhil>ited under 
such trials, a living manifestation of 
that inner life by whieh they were 
sustained. Many were led to em- 
brace the religion of the martyrs after 
witnessing their torture and death. 

Oh that each member felt and real- 
ized their individual responsibility, 
aud that each would fill with accept- 
ance the several spheres to which 
God has appointed them! Then what 
a ])ower for good the Church would 
be. She would indeed look forth as 
the morning, fair as the moon, clear 
as the sun, and terrible as an army 
with banners " Cant. 6 : 10. 

Mattie a. Leak. 


"Produce your cause saith tbo Lord: 
bihig forth your stroug rcaiom, saitli Uic 
Kin^ of Jacob." — Isa. 41: 21. 

The words ot the text were sug- 
gested to the writer some time ago at 
ihe close of a meeting where there 
had been very earnest and pointed 
preaching by the brethren ; and iu 
the closing jirayer a brother made 
fervant appeals to God to add his 
*5)Iessing to ihe preached word, and a 
special blessing was prayed for in be- 
half of the young and rising pert of 
the congre};atiou, of which it was 
largely composed. The congregation 
heiug strange to me, and wishing to 
know what effect such a prayer had 

upon them, I looked over it, expect- 
ing to see them in tears and tremb- 
ling 38 did the jailor when he asked 
what must I do to be saved. But 
imagine my horror on seeing several 
squads of youug persons, especially 
women, kneeling together and bow- 
ing their beads to each other, lauah- 
ing and talking as meirily together 
as if they were at the picnic or ball. 
The text, " Produce your cause, and 
bring up your stroug reasons" for 
such conduct presented itself to my 
mind, aud I thought why is it that 
so many of our young people are so 
irreligious? We might reply, be- 
cause they choose to be so, and the 
fiiult is with them; and with this 
answer dismiss the subject. But as 
the same prophet, ebap. 40: 30, savg, 
" Even the youth's shall faint audhe 
weary,ind tiie young men shall utter- 
ly fall.'' I feel to examine the cause 
or causes ivhi/ it is so, a little further 
before I dismiss the subject. 

That we are creatures o*" habit and 
must learn every thing, is a fact known 
to all. We leorn to walk, to tail;, to 
eat and drink ; aud we learn habits, 
customs, and manners, ttc., aud we 
learn aU according to surroBudiug 
influences. The tact is we are imi- 
tative creatures, the child learns to 
speak, to think and act by imitation. 
And it is a question, how little he 
would know how to say and do if he 
had no example to imitate. With- 
out regard to his nationality, he will 
acquire the language spoken around 
him, and the habits of the people, 
whethes they be Christians, Jews, Pa- 
gans, or Mohammedans. So it nec- 
essarily follows that a child will ac- 
quire a pure, refined, or a vulgaratd 
|»rofane lauguage, and will form mor- 
al and religious, or immoral and vic- 
ious habits, according to the charac- 
ter of the examples he may have to 

In the face of these facts we must 
conclude that there once was a time 
in the period of their lives that the 
youug people of the present genera- 
tion, were in a condition in which 
they were susceptible and impressihli?, 
from which starling point they might 
have been trained to good morals, for 
God and religion it the proper influ- 
ence had been thrown around them 
fur imitation. The question arises, 
Who is at fault? And the answer is, 
the parents ; for to them is the train- 
ing of these children committed. 
" Father's piovoke not your children 
to wrath : but bring them up in the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord, 
— Eph.6: 4. 

It is a fact to be grieved aud la- 
mented over, that there are very 
many parents who manifest no more 
concern for the civil or moral train- 
ing of these children than if they Imd 
none to train. Boys from their cra- 
dle are left do as tliey please, using 
vulgar and prufane language, slaug 
phrases, &c., smoke and chew tobaceo, 
with ill manners enough to blow then* 
smoke even into old people's faces, 
while a religious word never falls 
from the lips ofthe father; he not 
being religions himself of course has 
no religious iustrnction to impart to 
his offspriug. But sad to say, i" 
many such fiimiiies the mother is no 
better. Such parents not only fail to 
restrain their children, but eycu en- 
courage them in vice ; by their own 
nngodly examples they set them to 
imitate, and we see the sad result ; 
a generation of irreligious and ini- 
moral young men and womtn who 
hold a power, and exert an influence 
in the cause of sin that is alarming to 
contemplate. A power and iuflueuce 
(that il projwrly directed, wcidd make 
good morality and religion a triump" 



ia the land. I do not roenn to say 
that tliere are no good pareuts who 


teach their children — try to 
brill'' up these children iu the nur- 
ture and adnionitkou of the religion 
of Jedus, for I know that there are 
<;uch and yet with all their care, 
their prayers and tears, someof tlieir 
chiklreu have disappointed their ex- 
peclatioas, and crushed their fondest 
hope. Among the most injmoral 
we find thoie who had moral parents, 
but have forgotteu their early train- 
inir. -A-ud children ol' pious parents, 
chiklreu of many prayers, and many 
tears who were consecrated to God 
by the benedictions of dying fatbe-s 
and mothers, who took them in their 
arms, acd with their dying breath 
said Lord God, keep and pre- 
serve my child. We see some of 
these among the vilest ia the carnival 
of sin, ruphing hellward with them. 

While I recognize the fact that 
there are many good and pious pa- 
rents who have tried to train their 
chilitren properly, and they have 
turned out badly, I claim they are 
only exceptions ti> the rule, and do 
not change the fact that the prevail- 
ing religion of the yuUQg men and 
women is the result to a great extent 
of the failure on the part of parents, 
properly, to bring up tlieir children 
iu the love of the truth and fear of 
God. " Uring up a child in the way 
he should g(),auii when he is old he 
will not depart from it." Had all 
the parents of our coiintry, for the 
last fifty years profeiSfd and loved the 
religiuu of the New Testament Scri[> 
turcs, walking in all the commaud- 
meuts and ordinances of the Lord 
blameles:^, and had trained their 
chililren in that religion, the rising 
generation to-day would be strong iu 
God, aud lu the cause of truth. What 
a spectacle this would be to contem- 
plate. While the failure is a very 
sad one, I do not say this merely to 
afflict the minds of those parents who 
neglected and failed to properly train 
their children aud have done so much 
to produce this calauiity, but also to 
arrest the attention of those parents, 
who have yet in their hands the train- 
ing of the children of the present, 
and coming generatiou. 

Purents, let us learn wisdom from 
the failures of the past, aud their sad 
consequences, aud let us remember 
that nothing less than a thorough re- 
ligious traiuLug of our children iu 
the religiou of the New Testament 
Sa-iptures, will qualify them to act 
their parte in the future, or fill the 
measure of our responsibility. I 
wish to impress this fact, that exam- 
ple is stronger than precept ; we must 
not only tell our children what they 
must do, but we must show them 
'(ow to do it But this is the more 
needful, because there are so many 
adverse influences throwu around the 
/f!() chiklreu who have had a proper 
ana correct Christian traiuing. A 
Jewot these inHuences I will refer 
tt*) in order to enable us to counter- 
act them if possible. 

The fact that children generally 
^earo the form of speech of their pa- 
rents, and adopt their cuBtoms, mau- 
lers, habits, as well as their estimate 
th ^^.^^^ityand religion, 4c., proves 
jnat the status of the present genera- 
^'Oa 18 the result of the irreligion at 
/*»ie; many pareiils professing a 
,"^'Wi which sees no wrong, or 
^arna ,n anything. The ball, the 
^''{.'^''^^^''•'tlie theatre, and the 

mn k -J ^"^^^ °^ parents see as 
birf if"^'' ^° ^^'e *i^rt of the hum- 
^e loiio of Christ in a dress be^ 
tber »l ^ professing godliness, as 
y themselvfcs profess to have in 

their staffe dnss. Children of such 
parents irabibe the same priuci[)les 
aud adopt the same faith aud habits. 
Brethren these exert an influence 
over your children, that if they are 
not well fortified, will surely corrupt 
their good christian manners, but 
should they ever become your sons- 
and daughter-iu-lav-'s, the case will 
be deplorable indeed. These thiuk 
it no sacrilege to talk aud laugh on 
their knees while one of the old fogies 

That our youth's faint, aud our 
young men utterly fall, must be as- 
cribed to the i)ractical infidelity of 
the times in which they live. A re- 
ligion corrupted and made to suit ev- 
ery taste, is ready to receive all these 
within as they say, .«o/;ie Am/icAof the 
Christian church, where they are 
taught to believe that they have the 
religiou of the ISihle, and all is well 
with them,6ayiug '*[)eace, peace, where 
there is uo peace.'' This corrupted 
and perverted religion is approved by 
popular society, aud tusters certain 
tilings which have a tendency to lead 
the youths to Jorm immoral Jiabits. 
Among these is the trashy literature 
of the day, — novels. Novels are pil- 
ed on the center table in the fashion- 
able religious parlurs, and are highly 
relished by theyouug people, iu whose 
estimation the Bible is a dry beok in 
comparison. But says popular opin- 
ion, they must have them to encour- 
age the habit of reading. So Novels 
crowil the counters of book stores, 
aud are piled up no the street cornere. 
aud are literally thrust in your face 
iu every car and steamboat. These 
novels are written in every style and 
every degree of Immorality from that 
bordering near the religion and de 
cency of the times, down to the most 
abominable and corrupt. They poi- 
son the mind, aud corrupt the heart, 
and render it unfit for the humble re- 
ligion of Christ. And while the law 
allows the sale of iheui, the corrupt, 
though popular Christianity sanc- 
tions it. 

There is another reason why our 
youths faint, and our youug men ut- 
terly fall, that I dare ia this connec- 
tion to refer to as an evil ; knowing, 
however, that here I will not have 
the approbation of all my brethren, 
among whom may be our editors. As 
the Rev. L W. y.iugley has expressed 
my views on the .subject, in a aermou 
on that subject, so fully, I beg 
to give his words as my own views. 

*' There is a disposition to educate 
the head at the expense of the heart, 
to improve the mind and neglect the 
heart, forgetting tliat education is 
worth little, where there is no solid 
moral and religious foundation, that 
education without moral principles 
may be a curse and not a blessing. 
The young man enters the ordeal of 
college life, and ntter f\ few years, 
comes out as Aaron's gold comes out 
of the fire, a calf, polished it may be, 
yet only a symbol of true manhoo^l, 
but not a true man. The tendency 
of the times is to bring out fast young 
men. It is natural that we should 
desire that our sous should be smart, 
but there is danger of unseasouable 
smartness that is not healthy, and 
there is too much disposition to force 
the growth of young men. Why a 
young fellow in these days is sxpect- 
ed to have the barber skim over his 
smooth face, and set his mustache be- 
fore his beard has fairly begun to 
grow. He is expected to puff Ida ci- 
gar in the most approved style, sip 
the wine, and ehuflBe the cards for the 
social game, to attend the theatre and 
ball, and in a word, to deport himself 
as a fashionable man in fashionable 
society, before he is old enough to be j 

cut loose from his mother's a])ron- 
trings. What is the result? Force 
mt the boy under the impression that 
the highest duty of man Is to act the 
fop on the stage of life, bring the so- 
cial pressure to bear upon iiini, as you 
would turn the heat upon the plant 
iu the hot-house, cram his head full 
of words and nonsense, and leave his 
heart as dry as a dried gourd, — force 
growth, and what kind of a specimen 
have you? A mere human vegeta- 

These are some of the things that 
public sentiment approves, and a pop- 
ular religiou sustaius, as not being 
morally wrong. But in this is the 
great«r danger, for under the impres- 
sion that they are not wrong, the 
youths correctly trained arc the more 
easily lead into them, and their better 
principles will gradually but certain- 
ly be wrecked aud corrupted, aud lay 
the foundation of au immoral, and 
Impious life. 

These are some of the characteris- 
tics of the times iu which we live. 
The apostle says there will bo peril- 
ous times. Are not these perilous 
times which have come U[ion us? 
But who made them so? Not our 
children certainly, for the character 
of the times was fixed without them 
It was "xed up by the parents of ev- 
ery ommuntty. They made the times 
irreligious, and the times made oni 
children so. We see then where the 
responsibility falls, to wit, on the 
parents. Am I correct on this vvevy 
o( the subject? Let u.^ see. 

Take for instance all the people in 
this and other countries who have 
held to Rjman Cathoh)cism, and you 
will find that their children have al 
most universally adopied the path 
aud observe the forms of the Catho- 
lic Church. The children have tbl- 
lowed the example of the parents, 
aud the result is, all the youth in 
their resiiective communities are Catli 
ollcs. Now suppose that for the last 
forty years all the parents of thi; 
country had been Clirislians after the 
pattern laid down in the New Tes'.a- 
meut Scriptures, observiug all the 
commandments aud ordinances of the 
Lord blameless, is it not certain that 
their children would have followed 
their holy example, and the youth of 
this day would be religious, and none 
would laugh or talk while on their 
knees in time of prayer, public or 

Notwithstanding all these admit- 
ted evils of our times, Jet mo in con- 
clusion ask one aud all, parents aud 
chiklreu individually, why arc you >r- 
nil'jionsl Produce your cause, bring 
up your strong reasons, why you are 
so. You may refer to the evils I 
have spoken of, but tiiey cannot justi- 
fy your irreligion. If you are the 
children of irreligious parents it will 
not justify you to be, or become irre- 
ligious parents yourselves. Have 
you been born in times of a con-upt 
Christianity and approved by popu- 
lar sentiment, yet it will notjustity 
you to approve it, nor to give It aid 
and comfort by you acquiescence. But 
many of you cannot plead the lack ot 
moral aud religious training, for you 
are the children of pious parents and 
of many prayers, and the subjects of 
correct religious instructions. It will 
not justify you to plead ignorance, for 
you live i'l a land of Christian liber- 
ty and freedom ofspeech, and an open 
Bible before you; while you have 
received an education to enable you 
to read it. It will not justify you 
to plead want of ability to obey the 
Divine precepts, for the Scriptures 
teach you that His commands arc not 
grievioua, but the yoke is easy and 
the burden light. If you but will, 

the powers of a corrupt religion and 
enmity of false profesaurs corabinedj 
cannot hinder you to obey the truth. 
If you will, you can be a Gospel 
Christian in spite of the vices of so- 
ciety and of the corruptions and hos- 
tility of the age in which you live. 
May God help you. Amen. 

J). P. Satlor. 


It Is right we should praise, extol 
and adore God's holy name. Paul 
recommends that wc glorify God iu 
our bodies and iu our spirits. It is 
out of the question to suppose that 
we can, in an acceptable manner, 
glorify God with our souls or spirits 
while satau is holdino a high festival 
in our body, or flesh. One of the 
most cunning devices of satan to lead 
men to sin, is that of varnisliing his 
wares witn would-be holy things. 
How often we are made sad to see and 
learn how God's name aud the name 
of Jesus are used to advance and 
build up some deep laid scheme of 
satan. Some men would glorify by 
siuging, "Praise God from whom all 
blessings flow," and turn around and 
dance the tune of" Yankee Doodle." 
Not long since I saw a man raise both 
bauds high above his head and praise * 
God for a work of deception he had 
been instrumental in bringing about. 

How many good meaning people 
are led to church houses, and halls, 
through supposed motives of good, 
under the polished garb of religloa, 
and there induced to engage in "pi- 
ous " gambling, and that, too often 
for purposes to gratify the lust of the 
eye in adorning houses of vorship! 
It Is claimed by some that the buil- 
ding of richly adorned houses of wor- 
ship is one way of glorifying God. 
The giving of a penny to the least of 
the Lord's disciples, through proper 
inotivfs, will be more to the praise of 
God than millions devoted to the 
adorning of a temple for show. 

Some good people claim they can 
glority God iu a Sunday-school pic- 
nic, gotten u]i after the fashion of a 
worldly mimted worshiping people. 
Y'es, they would glorify God in that 
which is under the generalship of the 
world — satan leading the van,' and 
God receiving tlie praise ! Awiy, 
away with such abominations — take 
not the name of the Lord in vain! 
Ok, let us beware of those wiio steal 
the livory of Heaven to servo the 
world iu. God can only bn glorified 
iu an acceptable manner, by actions 
and motives emanating from a soul 
entirely consecrated to the service of 
Christ. The sound of a defective 
bell falls dead on the ear. In like 
manner a soul imbued in sin, pride, 
and a love for the world's ways and 
earth's pleasures, cannot glorify God 
to acce[)tance. Honesty of purpose 
ontsi<le of the requirements of tbe law 
hath no promise of good in the word 
of God. Oh! then, let us glorify 
G«d iu our bodies and spirits, ia 
that 'vtix.y that we may insure the 
great blessings of our heavenly Fath- 
er. If we expect to glorify Ged in 
Heaven with all the redeemed, as 
children learning to lisp his nnme, 
we must learn to glorify Him here 
in deed and truth. J. S. Flohy. 

AuL Scripture is given by inspi- 
ration of the Holy Spirit, and there- 
fore to reftcsg to obey any of the com- 
mandments in the New Testament, 
is aimply to resist the Holy SpiriJ of 
God.— J. B Moore. 

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lent auxiliary in the promulgation 
of truth, and ihe advancement of our 
holyaud blessed religion. I dohope 
ere long to give this noble work more 
of my attention, yet I am aware that 
those who are more directly concern- 
ed in it, are devoting their whole 
time and greatest energies to the 
promotion of their hopeful enterprise. 
Notwithstanding all this, it may be 
admitted that the work has not near- 
ly reached that standard of perfec- 
tion that may be hoped for it. That 
there is a demand for a better class 
of Christian literature, and a higher 
ftnd purer grade of Gospel doctrine, 
making its way out through our 
cliuroh periodicals, is a fact that will 
not be denied. In view of the de- 
morlized condition of the world, and 
the depravity of the human mind, its 
susceptibility of being deceived, and 
the danger of being engulfed in that 
deep flood of error that is constantly 
flowing out through the press of this 
day and time, every Christian heart 
should throb with fearful emotion, 
and bleed at the awful sight of the 
thousands of precious souls being car- 
ried aw,iy in this deep stream of false- 
hooil. Every regenerate mind should 
arouse to the rescue, and as falsehood 
may be met, and conquered through 
the same medium by which it as- 
serts aud wields its power, we may 
also resort to the press as a successful 
means by which to engage in the con- 
test. When we see the thousands of 
copies of periodicals teeming forth 
from the press bearing little else but 
falsehood and fiction upou their pa- 
ges, and entering families of every 
grade and station in life, and the con- 
tents being dev«ured with an alarm- 

ing relish, peculiar to the depravity 
of the human mind, should not we, 
as Christians, theu^awaken to a sense 
of our duty in this respect, and meet 
the boasting and defiant enemy on 
his own grounds, and equip our pe- 
riodicals with an armor of truth gath- 
ered from the pure streams and 
brooks of the blessed Gospel? Though 
they may appear as a sling in the 
hand of little David, yet by the di- 
vine power, they may briug down 
the proud aud boasting Goliah, aud 
like the host of conquered Philis- 
tines, falsehood must retreat and van- 
ish away, and truth bear off the vic- 
tory with joy and rejoicing. Then 
brethren and sisters, to the rescue ! 
While much has already been done, 
much more cau be done in this way. 
While all cannot write for the Pil- 
grim, some can work for its wider 
circulation, and give encouragement 
to those who equip and conduct the 
work. May God bless and sanctify 
the same to His own honor and glo- 
G. B. 




Circumstances in life are very dif- 
ferent indeed and many seem to have 
their cups filled to overflowing with 
the ills of this life, but after all there 
are but ^ew, when the day toil is over, 
but what has a soft spot on which to 
lay his weary head, and to think 
tliat there should be any so unfortu- 
nate as to be deprived of this last 
blessing, is to grasp sorrow in its deep 
est woes. 

No matter what our labors, or how 
full the cup of misery, the soft pil- 
low invites the gentle goddess of 
sleep, and the weary rest ; even Jonah 
in his bigb-hauded rebellion, found 
the coveted spot aud snored his guilt 

Is it possible that there ever was 
was or ever should be one in the world 
deprived of this crowning, earthly 
gift? Yes, possible. There was one. 
The Father's Son. To save us he 
came into the world, but there seem- 
ed to be but a few lost. He came to 
His own hut they received Him not- 
cast out, rejected, without home or 
without friends, we hear the plaintive 
lamentation : " The foxes have holes 
and the birds of the air have nests, 
but the Son of man hath not where 
to lay his head I " lu undertaking a 
work our first object is to elicit the 
•sympathies of others, especially if 
they should, in any way, be concern- 
ed in that which we expect to per- 
form. If iu this we are disap- 
pointed, we frequently become dis- 
couraged aud perhaps abandon our 
purpose. If such is humau, aud we 
all admit it is, what most have been 
the feeling of Him who came to re- 
deem a lost and condemned world, 
when he found not only discourage- 
ments but all the frowns aud abuses 
that an ungodly aud sinful world 
could heap upon Him. Dear reader, 
have you ever given this idea a sol- 
emn sober, thought? Have you ever 
thought what would be your feelings 
uniicr similar circumstances, and 
whether you could ever be pursuaded 

to treat a friend so ill ? 
Yes, you may have tried to 
feel that sorrow but you felt u not. 
Such love is heaven born and is not 
contained in earthly vessels contamin- 
ated with sin. 

There are noble characters in the 
world, some that seem to be jiromnt- 
ed by a love that is, at least akin to 
that that endured all things, but how 
sacredly few ? We noticed a circum- 
tanee in an exchange the other day 
that struck us as boinc; nearly in har- 
mony with the spirit of Christ as we 
generally meet, and for the benefit of 
our readers we will relate it as near- 
ly as we can rememberer. There was 
a man of large worldly passesions, 
which he had earned and laid away 
by hard labor and great economy. 
Thinking that he had labored long 
enough and that he had a sufficiency 
for hia after support, be eonclnded to 
retire. He built himself a sjilendid 
mansion, regardless of cost, leaving 
nothing undone that might, add to his 
comfort and happiness. After hav- 
ing it completed and furnished he 
moved into it with the assurance 
that he had left nothing undone. 

After "utering his splendidly for- 
nislied home, a stranger came in, and 
after admiring the completeness of 
the house, asked him whether he 
would sell it ? 

" No ; with a great deal of cure and 
anxiety have I had this house built 
expressly for my owu use aud there- 
fore expect to occupy it during life." 
After having eaten supper from a 
table richly laden with the good 
things of life, before retiring, and he 
took the Bible aud opened on the 
chapter wherein is contained that 
most touching part of Chridt's histo- 
ry : "The foxes have holes and the 
air have nests but the Son of man 
hath not where to Lay His head. " 
Not where to lay hls^head ! Is it pos- 
sible that I have all this, and the 
Lord oflife and glory had not where 
to lay His bead ? 

He went to his well furnished bed 
room and there beheld his spring bed 
and soft pillows — but Jesus had not 
where to lay His head. During the 
night, sleep forsook him, hut the 
head without a pillow was ever pres- 
ent until he made the resolve to di- 
vide with Him of his substance. In 
the morning he sought the stranger 
and offered him his mansion, a bar- 
gain was made — the house was sold 
and with a portion of it he purchased 
a much humbler one, and the re- 
mainder was devoted to buying piN 
lows for God's poor. 

Dear reader,how many of us should 
go and do likewise ! That precious 
head is still unpiUowed — still wait- 
ing for a favored spot — why with- 
hold ? Have we not got our pleas- 
ant homes, our ladened tables and 
easy couches, while Jesus, in the per- 
son of a poor Lazarus, is seeking a 
place upon which to lay his head. 
Brethren and sisters, let us throw 
opeu our hearts and doors to God s 
poor aud thus realize the promise : 
" Inasmuch as you have done it unto 
one of the least of these you have 
done it unto Me." 



• -ffe have now reached the fourth 
aiimbcr of present volarae, and the 
prospects for an increased circulation 
It present, are far better than at any 
otiier time since we commenced the 
" ' '^ Whetli- 

publicatiOD of the PiLaRiu, 

er our prospects will be realized or 

.ill depend largely upon our 

We can do no more than 



perform our part of the work, and en- 
treat yon to help us. This we can 
Jo with a free conscience, for we feel 
that our work is a good one, and 
should call forth the sympathies and 
prayers of every Christian heart. 
From tlie many letters we are receiv- 
ing containing words of encourage- 
ment, we believe we have as a gen- 
eral thing, the hearty cooperation of 
our brethren and sisters ; you wish 
us sucoess ; you would love to see our 
work prosper, yet we are inclined to 
think that many do uot look at it 
with that degree of importance that 
they should. Especially does this 
appear to he so among the wealthiest 
portions of our Brotherhood. 

Iq one among the wealthiest con- 
gregations in Pa., we had a fair cir- 
culation last year. This year the 
prospectus came in with about five 
names on it, accompanied with an 
iipology something like the following ; 
" Times awful tight, and others are 
m favor of consolidalion." Are not 
tiiese hrelhreu aware that we are 
obliged to spend thousauds of dollars 
right in these days of financial panic 
111 order to carry on our business, and 
liow do you, "who are worth Ihous^ 
auds, expect that we are to get thro' 
if you withhold from us the small 
sum of 81. EO for subscription which 
we earn by harder labor than any of 
you would be willing to do ? You sit 
at home in your richly furnished 
houses, and your tables almostcriish- 
ed beneath tlie weight of the richest 
and most expensive food ; you have 
your last horses and splendid car- 
riages, and your large rich farms, and 
yet not willing to give us the price 
of a hard earned subscription, so as 
to meet our indebtedness, and labor 
successfully for the promotion of 
Christianity. This is something for 
"ur patrons to think of; we uced 
your support at this time more espe- 
■^ially, and whatever our shortcomings 
may have been in the past, we know it 
IS our purpose to do only that which 
" fight, and therefore feel to urge our 
""■ upon you. We should have a 
'geiy increased circulation, and there 
^ no reason why we should not have 
J • Our lists in places have largely 
'Mieased, while in some few pllces 
ttey have grown leas, and it is a fact 
" where this decrease has occurred, 
»^ » general thing, it is in the wealthy 
'Mgregations. Why is this ? We are 
"Jf ee the tree by Us fruits, and if 
* ""^ "f money is not a little too 
P^minent, then the order of things 
„,'!!', '"iraed, and good vinos are 
forth sour Kraoes. When 

claims i 

"«W bringin 





„ .,„„. grapes. 

•= '""k at the effecto that riches are 

,, ".°'"8 '■> 'he church it is really 

"o. and our hope for the support 

y good cause must after all large- 

ly depend upon the poor, or those in 
moderate circumstances. We do not 
mean that all those who have large 
possessions are not good. Many of 
these are f^uite charitable and ..ire^wil- 
liog to help any laudable enterprise, 
and are in a position to do much for 
the Master's cause. But we do say 
that the rich cannot be good, that is, 
those who are indiflerent to the calls 
for money that is intended as an aux- 
iliary for the advancement of religion, 
and whose highest object is to add to 
their earthly possessions. Christ says 
It is easier for a camel to go through 
the eye of a needle, than for such to 
enter the Kingdom. This of course 
makes it impossible. Then dear pat- 
rons, those of you who may be entan- 
gled with the riches of this world, be- 
ware ; see that you love Jesus aad his 
cause best, for where the heart is there 
is your treasure also. If you are most 
concerned about accumulating riches 
in this life.and neglect the things per- 
taming to your eternalj interest, tLere 
is a time coming in which you will 
be miserably poor- 

In conclusion we would say to our 
patrons, strive to overcome this grow- 
ing evil among us. Fight it down for 
it IS doing more harm than anything 
else in the Church. Pride is said to 
be growing amongst us but our con- 
victions are that it is not doing near as 
much to destroy vital piety is riches. 
Do not let riches stand so much in the 
way of our periodicals, It ia really the 
love of riches that is hindering them 
from becoming what they should be, 
and meeting the ideal for which they 
are intended. If it were possible for 
.all our periodicals to be merged into 
one and published at a starvation price 
it would perhaps suit some, but wheth- 
er it would be better for the Church 
and the world .'at large is an other 
question. If we thought it would be 
for the better we surely would make 
an effort to have but one paper, but as 
this is not so apparent to us, and the 
church in general, we shall continue t» 
labor as we now do. 

Ever since we commenced the pub- 
lication of the PiLOBisi we have been 
vary badly in need of a suitable buil- 
ding in which to publish. We have 
now erected one that is suitable for 
our business, and as this has cost us a 
lar"e sum, we kindly entreat our pat- 
rons to come to our ^aid. When we 
have this building paid for we will not 
by any means be rich; we will only be 
prepared to pursue our calling, and 
then we will be just as rich as we 
want to be. When we seo the efftct 
of riches we sometimes feel glad that 
we do not have much of this world's 
goods. Then brethren and sisters, 
come to our aid. We hope none of 
our [igents will cease making efforts to 
obtain subscribers during the year 
will be glad to receive them at any 
time, and if all will make the proper 
effort we believe our circulation can 
easily be doubled, and by this means 
our increased expenses may be met at 
the proper time- J. B. B. 


A Reporter ia wanted from every Church 
in t/ui brotherhood to send us Church neun, 
Obituaries, Announcementu, or nnythvit} 
that will he ofgeneralinUrest. To insure in- 
sevtion, the writers name must nceompant/ 
each communication. Our Inmtation m nnt 
personal but general — jikase respoJid to our 


principles of t ho Cbrisfian religion, 
use every lawtul means to discourage 
the use of Aicoholic beverages, and 
encourage that standard, of morals 
that would be above <*ram driuking 
aud all its evil accompaniments. Let 
our children be taught from their 
early infancy, that the use of intoxi- 
cating liquors as a beverage is an 
abomination, and Satan's bighwav 
that leads to destruction. Implant 
in the mind of the yoving an abhor- 
rence of that great evil, that leads ila 

The experiment of building U|> a' 
town aud communitv, where King ' °^V"°°^ *° shame and disgrace in 
[■use or fa- i ^^'^ ''*^^' ^°'^' eternal death in the life 

Alcohol should have no liceu 
vor was made in the building up of 
the Union Colony and town of Gree- 
ley in Weld Co., Co'orado. An ar- 
ticle in the Constitution of the uulony 

to come. 

It was said in my hearing not long 
since, that " Grechj would prosptr 
faster if the people were not so moral" 
was eugraftod at the first.that all the | ™ean>ig '*" they would have whiskey 
members of the colony were restrict- P'*'°**"^' billiard tables, &c., more 
ed in this one particular,— a forfeit- ^lOn^^Y wo"l<l contentrate there to go 

ure of title to their possessions if they 
should engage in the sale or in any- 
wise vend apirituous or malt liquors 
within the limits of the colony, and 
it was expressly declared and under- 
stood that this provision should be 
respected. The experiment we aiv 
happy to announce haa been a sue 

into the town coffers. I thouj^ht, and 
said, " yes but there would bo a great 
sacrifice for the gain." What ! sac- 
rifice principles of right for a few 
dollars. Sacrifice and throw away 
the safeguard of morality to let la 
mammon. Yes some would have 
the good people of this town throw 

cess,so decided and laudable that none I^J^^^ ^''^ bright ?loiy of the goddess 
need be ?shamed of. 'Tistrue, as iu 
every act tending to reform, the ex- 
periment was evil spoken of and ear- 
nest eflbrta were made \>y the ene- 
mies of temperance to break down 
that provisiun ; aud even some good 
meaning men thought it would be 
best for the prosperity of the town to 

Temperance, and hug to their bosom 
(he red dragon ! And that too, in 
order tliat a greater prosperity might 
follow in the funeral train. Pros- 
perity at such a sacrilice, I am sare 
the people of Greeley will now con- 
sent to. 

In nothing should we be more vig- 

not be too strenuous "in the policy of '^?"t ^l^*^!' "' maintaining our pnnci- 
temperance. The strict temperance P'^ "* ^''g^^* ^^^^ f ff, ^'^Ic^l'^ted to 
policy was carried out, the .ale of all '^^\^ us and our children happy oa 
intoxicating liquors, beer, Ac, was ' ^^^^b and in heaven, 
strictly forbidden. The result is the' ^- ^' ^'^ORY. 

town of Greeley, like many western ' (rreetey^ OoL 

towns has grown up almost like mag- ' " 

ic, not yet 4 years old aud containing TO ELD. GEO- WOLT OF OALIFOHNIA- 
about two thousand inhabitants, with , 
many fine residences and capacious 

business houses, such as would be 
credit to many eastern towns or cit- 
ies. A place of busine^-s aud trade 
second to none of its size in the Terri- 
tory. But iu some respects it is be- 
hind other towns, or I might say, so 
far ahead, that certain trades and in- 
(iuences are left out of sight. And 
that is in the sale of intoxicating 
beverages, or open houses for billiard 
saloons, or any of the demoralizing 
agencies that are run hy King Alco- 
hol. We don't fiml them Ijere,neith- 
er do we find the bloated drunkard, 

Our conviction is tliat the day 
spoken of in Genesis Ju which the 
Lord rested from Ills labors and hal- 
lowed it, wae a period of time the 
length of which we cannot accurately 
determine. We know that " one day 
with the Lord is as a thousand years, 
and a thousand years as one day," 
and iu the account we have of the 
creation we find that the " lights 
made in the firmament of the Heav- 
ens tn divide the day from the night 
aud to be for signs and seasons aud 
davs and years, '' were uot n.ade un- 
til the fourth day- The terms even- 
and morning are rather indennite, 

the suspicious loafer, or " gentleman - t • ■ i 

..amWer, who livcsal somebody else's »"<i 7 ^^,= no change in the language 
wpeuse. Asaiish cannot live out "-^^ by God at the conclusion of each 
of water, neither can thescum of ira- day's work, either belore or alter the 
morality exist in an element void of l"l^»f "' 'I'i' ""'■"- f!"/;. ^^'^ =».° 
the smell of whiskey \ The rising >*^'« "° par"™!^'; aplj^ication m th,s 
generation of this town numbers hun- to anything in the New Testament 
dreds ; influences to lead them to ru- except that God demands the eveuth 
doors of saloons ,lo F''' "f our time to be set apart espec- 
ially tor His service and worsriip; 

in through the 

not exist here. It was my privilege 

to spend a week during" the holidays 

iu tills town, aud I did not see a man 

under the influence of ardent spirits, 

saw or hearil of no street brawl 

anything of the kind. Ami now we 

are bold to give vent to ourconvic- , . , . 

tions, and say what hi« been done ; ■;«">™'j«^ '.' »^ °'" Sabbath res ing 

here can be done anywhere. And it f""' 'J" ^°'}'' f°.<^ '^a'", "■"•^f"' "> 

everv town, city and commuiiiiy in , "''■■ ?^"">g '"">'» ""'■'l. ^I"^'' «"- 

the I'nion would " go am! do like- P oymgas best we can the time to the 

wise"-lurn the demoa out, and show g'-'-'y »»d l""™-- "^ ^f. ''"<' 1'^. , f " 

no favor to the great destroyer, what 

and as on the first day of the week 
our Lord aud Saviour Jesus Christ 
rose from the dead and accomplished 
the victory over Death and the Grave, 
and thus fully completed the work of 
Redemption, we think we do well to 

AVanted. — Agents everywhere to 
work for the Wcc/di/ Pilgrim. 

a blessed country we would have '. 
Tis true that to accomplish a purpose 
of such magnitude, it will take men 
of determination, and women tco, for 
in this "good work" who shall de- 
ny them a right to battle with that 
foe that is continually striding at their 
dearest interests. We would by no 
means advocate coercion at the point 
of the bayonet, but let the friends of 
tempeiance, and lovers of the divine 

vancenientof our in the "hidden 
life" which it is our blessed privil- 
ege to enjoy. Yours in love, 

Geo. S. Myers. 
Lewistown^ Pa, 

CnuRCHViLLE, Xeb., Dec. 14, '73. 

Dear Editors: I liave rend the 
Pilgrim of 1873 and want it for 18- 
74. As none of the bretiircn live 
near here we have not the pleasure of 
hearing them expound the Gospel 



iruili, auil for this reaaou we waut 
the PiLUKiM agaio. I do uot expect 
to reiiiuia in liiii part of the country. 
I waut lo go to Osbonc Co., Kausas 
as soon as I can dispose of my prop- 
erty iu ludiuua. Tliis money panic 
iia^ lljru\\u it out ol' llie qucnlion. 
TiJcre is preaching iu this section ol' 
country out it is not according t.' 
Chrisiu' doctrine, I heard a prc'acli- 
er saying ihat the fanliiouti comes 
from liic devil. The thought struck 
me how c;tn any person serve Christ 
under the ciouk ul' the dcvilV Ttie 
people in this country chiefly Ijeiicve 
as a person thinks so he should do, 
for all that the preachers say they 
should not trust iheir own t-onj^cieiicu 
and llieii turn right arouud and say 
it loakea uudiirerence, as they think, 
BO tliey should do, only helieve and 
get up in church aud tell your expe- 
rience you are all rigiit. 6nc\i doc- 
irine is preached iierc. There are all 
kinds of religious papers to he IkkI 
here but they don't suit me, aud for 
tills reason I want I lie Pii.uiaM. 
Lait bpi'ing I moved in tlic lioui^e 
with another family and when I .sent 
for the TiLGitiM ihe woman ot the 
house said slio waf glail 1 sent fur a 
rellgiiniw ]iaper, she likes to read 
them. She is a pro(es«or, but it did 
uot soil, her, it seemed to he an id'c 
tale to her. If there was anything 
said ahout pride she saiti it was not 
so particular, if the heart is riglii all 
is right. JosniMt yT(ivk;K. 

Dear Pilgrim : — Since my last let- 
tor to you last Fall, the chiirdies of 
our District have been moving on " the 
even t<nor of their way " except the 
R laiioak eon;;rr;;atiuu. It liii-i suftereil 
ft oonsisl'T;ihle lallini.' away, the partic- 
uhirs lit' which 1 will write you shortly. 
As far as 1 have bten iaform«i', all 
of our congregations held tho Lovc- 
fousi, and as thiiii;, with less 
di-^order than usual. Tlir-re se-ras 
10 ho a great inililicrence' manifested 
by the masses on the subject of person- 
al religion. Our raeetiBga are very 
well attended, and the atttniion to tho 
service is good, bui the seed j-eems to 
fall on unfavorable ground. We do 
not eeo mueh fruit. However this 
shouhi not discourage us. \\'o need 
not txp ct to convert tho world. U 
was commahded that '' this tjo-pel be 
preached among all nations for a tes- 
tnnony against them." So lot us con- 
tinue to testily against every sjnicies of 
error, Tho present times are especi- 
ally sigtiiticaut and omiuons. 

You are probably adviseil of the 
procicdings of tho " Bienuiid Confer- 
ence of Friends " which met iu hvuu, 
Mass. lately. The question of music, 
dress, docirine, language, ^;c., w<Te 
di-cussod and tlecidcd '\by ihr. intj-o- 
ndde logic oftvcnts." 

I will give yon a few extracts from 
a report in the Messenger of Peace of 
Dec 1873. 
"The Hiemiial Conferencunf Kriends 
which cIosi.'<l its session in our city 
last week presented feature* too Aiggest- 
ivc to pass without coiumeut. 

" A few ycar-i a;;o theie were those 
among us who believed i h a t t h e 
Frieniis' mission was ended and their 
days numbered Their uiendwrsbip, 
if not actually diminishing, ^hows no 
iiicreMc projwrtionate to of other 
('ccts, many of them of much more re- 
cent dat«. 

Their simple forjn of worship had 
few ati Tactions for the youn^, while 
ihoir rigid adherence to aucient fash- 
ions, and the Wn placed upon music 
and iBnocent omusements, served still 
more to deprive it of this csteitial eU- 
Bient of life and growth. 

lint this state of things oould not 
last; new ouuditiona iuToTved new du" 

ties, and the alternative was preseutcd 
of death or progre.-s. Thoughtful men 
saw the situation and succumbing to 
the inevitable, prepai-ed for a new de- 
parture. Bible schools were establish- 
ed, and music and song began to be 
looked upon as not absolutely heinous. 
Tailors were not always solemnly 
warned to observe the time-honored cut, 
and the brim gradually narrowed una- 
ble to resist longer the transforming 
inHuencos of the nineteenth century. 

That the path wluch the Friends 
will licnccfortii will diverge 
widely fiom that hitherto followed, is 
apparent to the most superficial obser- 
ver, and the problem whether the more 
<lcmonstrative forms of worship which 
in some of their meetings seems to 
have been inaugurated — whether a 
nearer approaoii in doctrine, dress and 
language to that prevailing among us 
will witness a declension from tliat 
simpliciiy of character and legality to 
conscience that have made their name 
illu-^trious, time alone can solve. Hut 
wliatcvcr may be its future " the past 
at least is secure." 

Also, from the Cnufral Preshjterian, 
a paper published in Richmond Va., 
under date (jf January 7, 1874, and 
friim numerous other sources, we see 
what ellcct the "transforming inllu- 
enccs of the nineteenth century" arc 
doing for the" oflensive dogma of close 

Thus the. Quaker barters his claim 
to bo the peculiar people, aud refuses 
to bear te^tiHiony for \m Lord again-^f. 
the great evils of fjwliion and pridt, for 
tlic small Consideration of popular la- 
vor, lljs children will not have his 
religion with its peculiarities, and lo 
preserve it, hepurgrs it to suit the 
spirit of the timt-s. This is decidedly 
un-Qnakerish. It was hardly to be 
expLCted that the children and graud- 
cliildren of tlio^e sturdy Englishiucn 
who chose to writhe before Iha whip- 
ping post are not iu English prisons 
rather thau lo lake oiV their luts iu a 
court of justiccj would thus dishon- 
or their illustrious ancestry by caier- 
*ng to the corrupt tastes of a licen- 
tious age. 

The poor Baptists too are yielding 
to the unremitting fire of their antag- 
onists. Immersion, !^prinkliug,pour- 
iug, spiritual baptism, imaginary 
baptism, and every other form of ad- 
ministering tho sacred rite will soon 
tueet around one common sacramen- 
tal board, and tliat ideal church, one 
and indivisible, will be supposed to 
be introduced. The anthem of peace 
will resound throughout the earth 
and woe to the dissenter who will uot 
bow the knee to Baal, aud toss hie 
bat in the air when tliey hear the 
sound thereof. 

But are tht Brethren ready for 
this? Are they yielding to the inex- 
orable logic of events? Are the 
" trausformiug forces o f t h e ii i u e- 
t-ieuth century "so irresistible that we 
must bow the suppliant kuee? Are 
the social and religious iufhieDces 
surrounding us so powerful that we 
cannot transmit the, peculiar doc- 
trines of the Gospel as a precious heir- 
loom to our posterity? Are tlie sedu- 
cing eharms of prosperity undermin- 
ing our devotion lopriLciple? Shall 
we break down t}ie walls that gu.\rd 
the " narrow way " to admit the gay, 
the pronii, the iudiffere n t ? &c. I 
think uot. It is true that the influ- 
ences that are at work are more un- 
favorable to the inculcation of a pure 
Christianity uow thau formerly, but 
the meaus to bring up oui youth iu 
the nurture aud admonition of the 
Lord are as ample and effective as 
ever. The necessity to preach a pure 
Christianity, n-jl a conglotntrationof 
a/'i-6-(i<r(wt^'8uchas the ao-caUed 

Evangelical Alliance would seek to 
establish, is as imperitive as it was 
when Paul " withstood Peter to the 
face." We have the same Lord to 
serve who said, '' His Kingdom is 
not of this world." 

Of one thing however we may be 
assured, Jf we encourage or even 
couceive at the indulgence of every 
superfluity and enormity of fashion 
in our household's, and rear our 
youth in the daily association of the 
thoughtless, the irreligious devotee 
of this inexorable tyrant, we need 
not be surprised if they laugh to 
scorn the lowly pretensions of our 

Let our daughters read Pctersvi's 
31agazincy Godcy'f Lady Book, and 
send them to a boarding school fiir a 
few terms, and the work of transfor- 
mation is perfected. Let our sons 
measure calico and weigh cofiiec be- 
hind the counter a few years, and 
grow up under the tuition of the dai- 
ly counting room company, and if 
they do not develop a decided repug- 
nance to the non-conforniity of the 
Scriptures, there is no truth iu the 
maxim " as the twig is bent so the 
treo is inclined." 

There is but one hope for us and 
that is we must make no compro- 
mises. The demand fbr concessions is 
nothing but the cry of leaches daugh- 
ter "Give, Give." One conoession 
paves the way for another. If the 
price of admission into society is 
ronformitt/, we must not give it. It is 
too great. Besides we have as much 
right to dictate the terms as they,and 
if they cannot accede to them, lei us 
take the right hand and they take 
the left. We can well afford lo snf- 
Icr the deprivations of the pleasures 
nf sin for a season, out of our respect 
for the rccotLpense of reward. 

My letter has grown much longer 
tlian I intended ami lest it should mer- 
it the title of Bro. Voluminous, I 
will close "after making a few re- 
tn'U'/is" about your (;> our) paper. 
It has commenced its visits for '74, 
aud by its physical beauty, and its 
spiritual purity,and its near approach 
to perfection in eveiy respeot, it com- 
mends it; elf to the church as imminent- 
ly worthy of an extensive patronage, 
i have not succeeded in getting as 
large a list of subscribers as formerly, 
but I take every available 'opportu- 
nity to forward its interests. Culfec 
and tobacco are high and money is 
scarce. Ob, brethren throw away 
those old bones ; you have gnawed 
them long enough aud read the Pil- 
grim for 1874, and if you are not 
better for the change let me know 
what amount of money represents 
the difference and I will pay if, pro- 
vided the contract for refunding is 
reciprocal. I will send tho item I 
promised on the Baptismal contro- 
versy iu the future. Your Bro. 


-Blacksburg, Va. 

Dear E^liiors : — Since you solicit 
church news, and as yet have no cor- 
respondent from this congregation 
that 1 know of, I will try to give 
you a few itepis. 

Ours is the Chippewa cougregatiou, 
Wayne county, Ohio, and will be 
recognized as the location of the A. 
M. of 1872. 

As an item of '' historical interest," 
(almauac compilers and antiquarians 
take notice) I will inform you that 
the old brick edifice, where, accord- 
ing to the version of some, the fird 
ecumenical council of the Brethren 
was held, is now a thing of the past. 
Not one stone is left upon another to 
mark the spot of ita former existence. 

Whatever of insignificauce Ujav bp 
attached to this fact, I wish to have 
It understood that the demolition of 
the old edifice was not the result of 
any feelings ofdi.-gust or contempt at 
the supposed innovation. The bulla, 
ing had become so dilapidated that it ' 
was thought advisable to erect a new 
onem its stead. The result is, that 
a commodiuns new building haj now 
taken its place, aud instead of Ijeinc 
owned by 13 denominations as the 
old was, it is owned exclusively by 
the Brethren and " lliver Brethren " 
although others contributed freely 
aud took an active interest iu itserec- 
lion. It was dedicated on the 21st 
of Dec. and promises to be a good 
meeting point for the " Brethreu." 
The ueigbiiorhood being peopled by * 
a plain, orderly class of people, \vlio 
love to iiear the gospel preached ia 
its priuMlive simplicity, and I trust 
that many will be induced to obey it, 
not only in its primitive simplicity 
but in its primitive ^>//ri7y also. 

The past year has been -a fruitful 
one, with ns iu the Lord's vineyard, 
and while we rejoice that a full svorc 
havecopie out on the Loid's side we 
, still continue to hope and pmy that 
scores of others may seek aud gain a 
ready admittance into the goodly 
fol.l by the living door. 

Bro. Stephen Yoder from Iowa, a 
former resident of tliis place, paid us 
a visit recently, and whilst with us 
gave practical evidence that his zeal 
for the Master's cause was still active, 
and although the weather was unfa- 
vorable to large congregations, we 
trust that his labors have not beea 
iu vain in the Lord. 

While we notice the prosperity 
among us, we must also, as impar- 
tial cluonielers of passing events, no- 
tice things that are uot pleasant. 

While mauy have enlisted under 
Jesus, others have deserted His ranks. 
This is truly a caiibc for sorrow. Oh 
that our sorrow might be turned to 
joy by wituessing their r e t u rn to 
their first love ! 

Many — yea quite a large number- 
have been called avvay from time to 
eternity during the past year. Fam- 
ily ties have been broken, parents 
have been made to mourn the loss ot 
dear children, hnsnands have had 
their wives taken from their sides, 
aud widows and orphans have been 
multiplied. Tiie s;* m pa t hi es and 
prayersoftiie Church have for some 
time been directed in a special man- 
ner towards our aged sister Kurtz, 
widow of our late Jacob Kurfa, She 
has been on a bed of afflietion since 
last harvest. 

This notice would be incomplete, 
without giving at least a passing no- 
tice to the many afflictions that have 
been visiting the family of Bro. Geo. 
Irvin, one of the elders of this con- 
gregation. Within the past year he 
has followed to their graves, a daugh- 
ter, a daughter- in-law and a sou-in- 
law. In each case little children 
have been left behind. Other mem- 
bers of his family iiave been sick, 
unto death. Let us hope his cup of 
sorrow may be tempered by the con- 
version of souls more precious in his 
estimation than the upple of his eye. 
Our Church papers are pretty ex- 
tensively circulated here yet there are 
still many heads of families who are 
not yet able to appreciate the import- 
ance of supplying their children with 
wholesome reading matter, such as 
is furnished by our leading Churcli 
papers. Such powerful auxilarif3 to 
the dissemination of gospel truth 
should not be overlooked by aay who 
have the least regard for the talva- 
tion of ther souls. E. L. Yodeb 




J. u. flioore.— Dear brother; "Vrkere, 
when and by what authority was the Sab- 
),atli chnnlted from Saturday to Sunday ? A 
speedy anflwer is desired. .1. P. HotiNiNti. 
Remarks. The above subject is a 
proper one, and deserves a positive an- 
swer. As I bave given the subject 
considerable tbought of late, especially 
in some of my sermons, I will endeav- 
or to give an .inswer that none can fail 
to compreliend. 

1, There has never been a change 
of tbe Sabbath from Saturday to Sun- 
tlav since the world began. The Sab- 
bath has always been on Saturday or 
the seventh clay of the week, but never 
once on Sunday or the first day of the 
week; no mention of t!ie kind can be 
found cither in the Old or New Testa- 
meut. As well try to put Monday on 
Tuisdiy as to change the Sabbath from 
the seventh to the first day of the week. 
Then there has never been any change 
made at all respecting this matter. If 
the reader will reflect a moment this 
will he as clear to him as the noon-day 
sun-beam. As for a change, there had 
been none. The Sabbath mentioned 
in the Bible has always been on the 
seventh day, and will remidn there just 
as long tts the world stands. The Bi- 
ble don't say one word about changing 
the day, neither does it ever call the 
_/tVs( day of the week the Sabbath. 1 
know we call it by that name, and so 
does our literature and civil law, but 
they are both mistaken when we come 
down to the real meaning of the term. 
The most of our authors have 
done much injustice to this subjecj;,and 
I shall aim to steer my cause independ- 
ent of them all, and give the gentle 
reader a Bible answer to the question. 
I do not know whether brother Horn- 
ing desires a historical answer or n<)t, 
if so, that really would not help the 
difficulty in hand, nor clear up the 
matter. A good Bible exposition of 
the subject is perhaps the best. 

0. The first command that God gave 
was •' Let there be light,"— Gen. 1 ; 
6, showing that he was not willing to 
TOrk in the dark. After working six 
aavs he fijiished his work, and rested 
on the seventh. Bare in mind l\mt Jirst 
te worked and then rested afterwards. 
In the Motoic law this same day was 
set apart as a day of rest to be kept 
wholly unto the Lord. They wero re- 
qiiU'ed ro work the first six days and 
then rest on the seventh. Like God, 
•hey did thesr work first, and rested 
afterwards. This law was given alone 
to wimt we now call the Jews, nor was 
it binding on any other nation under 
UMven. God had promised them the 
iMd oi Caanan — an earthly 'possession 
and then gave to them a coele of laws 
'vtnch they were to obey in view of the 
Piomise God luad made them. No 
otber nation had this promise, hence 
on tiiem the law wos not binding un- 
less they first became initiated. 

God made Abraham two promises. 
J- Ihe land of promise, or Canaan, and 
- in thy seed shall all the nations of 
1e earth ho blessed." The first orom- 

«.™"i' '° *" ''^"^ ""ly. while the 
»™na was to effect the welfare o( all 
»«!to„s both Jew and Gentile. The 
wite of laws given Mojesat Mt. Sinai 

Want I -&■'■-" -.'iuji;s ill, ivit, 

tuJ" i"' *'°"i= wto were to enjoy 
nw r *," °f '*"> fi"*t P'-o'-^iso or cov- 
Si,- "' ""''"^ "'"^ Abraham, that 
theX^T ^"^^ '"^ '""^ ^^""l-i he give 
foreve 1*^"""""«"- •■"'inheritance 
of the 1° '"* '"" '''*^ seventh day 
the rl,T ^?'' ^" "P"''' "3 ^ 'V uiito 
andt^;-'""^ "■■vs called the Sabbath, 
the ll ""'?'" f'^™^ j"^' so long ai 
of,hsV"'i''""''"S- i^or a violation 

^as the reword for obeying it. 
^"'we have a new area of thinga, 

the old law is now abolished ; it was 
only added beciiuae of sin till the 
seed, Jesus Christ should come; Wc 
have observed that God ended his work 
on the iixth day, .and rested on the 
seventh, so with Christ, on the even- 
ing of the sixth day, at the close of 
the old dispensation, he ended his 
great worko when he said " It is fin- 
ished," rested bis body in the grave 
on tho seventh. On the first day of 
the week Christ arose from the deed, 
to the joy and hope of his broken hear 
ted fo'lowers That day was fully de- 
voted to the spreading of the glorious 
news of the risen Lord. Eight days 
afterwards, or on the next first day of 
the week, we find them assembled 
again, and this day was ever after- 
wards kept by them in memory of their 
risen Lord. They ilid not call it the 
Sabbath, but tie Lord's day, to be 
kept to his honor, or frequent the 
the first drnj of the week, because in 
numbering the days of the week it 
came first. In the Mosaic law the 
first six 6 days were to be devoted to 
work, and the seventh to rest, and 
was by tho Jews called the Sabbath, 
but not so in the law of Christ, or 
the Gospel, we devote the first day 
to ahe service and worship of the 
Lord — and call it tho Lord's day — 
than labor the other six, hence we of- 
fer unto the Lord ihe first fruits ot 
our labor. 

The Sabbath day Las then not 
been changed to Sunday at all. The 
old law required that the seventh day 
be kept unto the Lord, for the simjile 
reason that God commanded it, and 
it was also authorized that it would 
be called the Sabbath. But this law 
has DOW been done away with, .and of 
course so has the Sabbath as a day of 
rest also passed away. In th.e room 
of the old law we have the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ, another law more per- 
fect than the former, one that con- 
tains no seventh day as a day of wor- 
ship. But the apostles and ancient 
Christians, came together on the first 
day of the week, in memory of the 
Vesurrection. As before remarked, 
they never called it the Sabbath, never 
spoke of it being clianged from tho 
seventh to the first day of the week. 
We hear so mueli about the Sabbath 
being changed, but can't find one 
word of it in the Bible. ThechaBge 
was not in the Sabbath, but in the 
law. The Sabbath is still on Satur- 
day, and will remain there while the 
world stands, but it is nbt binding on 
us who live in the Gospel dispensa- 
tion, we have another day set apart 
for a more noble purpose. The first 
ilay of the week being the Lord's day 
should be devoted to his service, and 
those who do not keep that day dis- 
honor their risen Master. We then 
sliould not neglect to assemble our- 
selves together un this day and there- 
by celebrate tlie rcsarreetion of Christ, 
an event that took place on the first 
<lay of the week. We have some peo^ 
pie in our land who commit quite a 
'"istake, who propose to celebrate tlio 


desired information. They have been 
written in much haste, not having 
time to refer to the points of proof 
m the matter. J. H. Moore. 

Some time ago, one of our neighbors, 
Mr. \. Anderson, met with an acci- 
dent and as it has been misrepresented 
and construed, the parties concerned 
wish us to give a true statement.which 
we give as given to us. 

Mr. Anderson, (Anthony's father,) 
had procured a now gun, and wishin; 
to test it, went out to ashed in compa 
ny with his son. Wishing a rest from 
which to shoot and none being there, 
his son went around the shed to pro- 
cure one. In the meantime thejfather 
had found one and was just in the act 
of shooting when the son came around 
the corner of the shed and directly in 
front of the gun. This excited the 
father and in the haste to remove the 
gun, by some means discharged it, the 
ball striking the son in the right arm 
just above the elbow. The bone was 
broken and badly fractured, and it was 
at first thought it would be necccsary 
to amputate the arm but he is now 
getting along hopefully, and the prob- 
ability is that tho arm will not only 
he saved, but will ;,bo restored to its 
former soundness. Editor. 



Dear Editors:— \\'\\\ you please 
answerthe followingqueslion? "When 
our friends of other denominations 
come to see us, have we any right to 
invite them to ask a blessing at our 
tables when they dine with us, aj-e 
we justifiable in so doing? 

Jacob Link. 
Answkr.— The Apostle Paul sayi, 
all things are lawful but nil things 
are not expedient. It would boquilo 
lawful for us not to ask such as we 
think are not of the true faith to ex- 
ercise in a religious capacity, but it 
might not be expedient. Such acts, 
v,-e look upon as christian civility ami 
may be extended to all such jiersons, 
as we think possess lionest religious 
convictions. In extending such acts 
of Christian courtesy we do not as- 
sent to their belief and practice, but 
simply exercise that charity which 
thinkclh no evil. This has been the 
general practice of the Brethren, as 
far as our knowledge extends, and i« 
in iiarmony with our own views 

rcsurrcctien ou tlie Lord's day, bj 
taking; the Communiari on that d:iy. 
Tiic Communion should be taken in 
comuienioratioii of tlie death and suf- 
ferings of Clirist, wfiich took place 
on the evening of the day, aud not in 
token of liis resurrection at all. Tiie 
ancient Christians carae together on 
the iirst day of theweek in commem- 
oration of the resurrection of their 
Lord, and then in the eveninej of tlie 
day they bad a meal in common 
which they callfd the Lord's Supper, 
after which they celebrated the death 
jmd suffering of Christ. X presume 
the foregoing remarks will give the 

Lewistown, Pa, Jan. 19, 1874. 
Dear Pilgrim. — Our eeriea of mcetiajjs 
passed pleasantly and wtj believe prolUably. 
The brelhreu lliat came to assist us were 
Ephiiiiin W. Stouer, aud Jijcob D. Trostio 
of i\I;irylan(l, Stephen Yoder of Iowa, Isaac 
Myers of Illinois, John Spaimgloof Augh- 
wich, and a nuaiber of the Spring Run 
Brunch. A few souls acltiiowledged they 
were tired of serving the onemy and wero 
received as sulJicrs of the Cross, May 
they find that servioc p!p;i.sunt, and in tbe 
end n-ceivc that inbcntance which is iu- 
curriiptible unJcfilcd, and Umt fad^tli not 
away, which is tbe privilege of all God's 
people to eujoy. Geo, S. 3Iykus. 

Dmr Broihi^r: — Please announce in tlie 
PiL(iiiiM, that tbe Di--;Iiict Meetin;,' of West 
Virjj'inia. will be ou tb« 1st and 2cd days of 
3Iay at tho Brethren's ileetingliouse, near 
Bealiufjlon iu Barbour Co., on the Tij,'.-ots 
Valley lUver. By order of tlio Church, 
John W. FiTZOEmitD. 

''?^9?,\K»;-I» Botetourt Co., Vh.,Dcc. 
-.5 7S, of Fever and Consumption, Star- 

tcr M.irj Pr,c)m,d, aved 13 jears and 21 
dajs, leaving many Ricndiand reliitivea 
to mourn their loBS. i-;>»"n.a 

we 1, »l,o !.a,d woll.slio wa. golnf to Hctv. 
en to og an angel, and ask'd iTer dear father 
mother ami Irionda to meet her therV She 
was eonscons of her death, she told them 
tha she was dying, and hid her father an" 
mother farewel and fell ailecp. May tie 
LoidMistain the bereaved in their atiUc 
tmn, believing thc.r loss to he hor eternal 

Farewell dearest .Taaie, thou hast passed 
Piora.uirenng earth to realms of love: 
Onr Father grant that we at last 
Jlay join you in bliss above. 

iUnv 3. 

"\yj?-~^'"'°'' ^- I''^'" ""' lioni June 4th 
18o0, and died .Jau 8lh 1S74 ; aged 23 vrs 
7 mos. and 24 days. ' ' 

Sister Sarah was the wife of Bro. David 
Imi,, a ymng miui.ler, and only danghter 
of Uro David and .istor Susan llofl-. She 
leaves four little children, the youngest, an 
in ant, aged 1« days. She lived a Sonsist- 
ent Christian life, and as the hour ofherde- 
pai turc drew near she bade her family aud 
fruiids farewell; expressing heraell' with 
I aul as " being in a strait belivixt two." 
but was willing to how submissively to tbe 
will 01 the Lord. Hymns 293 69.T fi03 
and 005 were selected hy licrsell to be sling 
upon her Imioral occasion which took plaiS 
ivithm sight of her late residence, at Beech 
ttrove Meeting House, Wayne Co., Chio 
Jan. SOth 1874. Funeral discourse to a 
large congregation from Hcv. 14: I.'). 

E. L. YoOER 

SYFOIiD,— In the Berlin congrei-nlion 
Somerset Co. Pa. on Dec. 11, '73: Cyrus 
Miltoii, son of bio. Solomon and Sister 

Syford, aged years, 7 months aud 

— t.ays. Funeral discourse by Bros 
Geo Shrock and M. Wejand, from Matt. 
18: 3 first verses. 

"W EYAND.— In the Berlin congregation, 
Somerset Co. Pa., on Jan. 10, '71, Dan- 
le: Millard, only son of hio. Michael and 
Sister Sarah Weyand, aged 4 years, 
months and 23 days. 

(iccasion improved by brethren E. Colier, 
Geo. Shrock and Eld. Jacob lilough. from 
the words: "Man born of a woman is of a 
few days and full of trouble." Parents 
weep not for your little Daniel, but say 
with David of old" I shall go to him, but 
he shall not returu to me." 

C. H. Walkeu. 

BRUMBAUGH.— In Randolph Portage Co 
O,, on Jan 4th '74, of di|illieiia, Martha 
the only daughter of Jacob and Lucilida 
Brumbaugh, aged 7 years, 3 mos. aud 4 
n"y'- A. Budmdadoh. 

LA UNCnnAUGH—In tho Yellow Creek 
con grcgation, Bedford county Pa. .brother 

John Laiiuehbaugli,aged80 years, 9 mos 

aiirl -it diiys. 

Occasion improved from 2 Cor. .5: 1 4 

verses, hy tlie brethren to an attentive con- 
gregabon. We have a hope that he died in 
peace with God, being in his last vca« zeal- 
ous lor tho truth; leaving a disconsolate 
aged widow (a sister) and :i daughter to 
mourn their loss; one daughter a sister in 
the Church. May God eomfort them in tho 
hope to meet the departed in heaven. 

Leosard Furrt, 

BR.\NDAL.— In tlio District, of 
liillious colic, on the '.MU day of Nov., 
lt^73, our old and imich beloved sister 
Catliarino lliandal, leaving a sorrowing 
husband and many chiMrenand relatives 
to mourn their loss. She wa.s tlie wife of 
a de;icon and will be very much missed 
in tho Church. Her age, as near as can 
he ascertained, was about G3 years. Fu- 
neral discoureo byM. A, Ei^enhour and 
the writer D. II. FaEi.MAN. 


E L Riiseiih'g' 
Dan'l. Miller 
.^[a^y M Curtis 
MJ M'Clurc 
D B Teeter 
N Melott 
D Bosserinan 
J W Plank 
Isaac Price 

S Goodwin 
P L Swine 
John Thomas 
I) Bechtel 

1 Brumbaugh 
.\ Flora 

U J Klein 
J Hhoivalter 

■ .7 

D. R Oraliam 1.00 
1) 1) liliekeustan' .'.'5 
C F Wirt L.'iO 

John Wise 21.35 

A L Bowman 2.25 
Carrie P Foster 1.50 
S M Sh.Kk 5.50 

J. Bulerbaugh 1.50 
W P Workman 3.75 
G Wolf 7.30 

I showulter 1.00 

Ahr Showaltcr 3.00 
JosZjihu T'; 

Jac Berkcv 
J B Shively 
A B ILuiihart 
J J Solomon 
G. W. Shively 






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THKSoi'Tti byEmmori'oii IJonnott. [C'lnxton. Roin- 
am k HaffpirioitiT.^I[>hia, Pa,] For inlc l.y 
J O. Blnlr, Hunlift}{<lon, Vs.. i'ricc, 13 mo., clolh. 

This IK the initial volume, of the first 
coDiplPtpandnnifdrm edit inn, in book form, 
of the work*! of this autlior, minounccd by 
the abovu named liousc. The volume be- 
forp "« is luindsomely bound, and attract- 
ively y^o'.ten np, and proiiiifios well for the 
iorthcominj; volumes of the set. The ■wri- 
tings of Mr. Hcnnctt arc ftiil of incidonta 
•nd stirring advrnturos, ntid contain a mine 
of vnliiabU! iiifurmiition, rehiling to tin: 
scenery, peoplo and customs of Bouthern 
Mid frontier lif«% now either paasinjr or past 
away, and becoming mailers of tradition. 
DiiiiWTios AsnDvurEPfliA. A cmnplcKi Kx|»ln. 

' ■ - of llio DIgoittlvi! I'rwcHH 

Tri'iilmfni uf D3'Blici"'i'i 
e iJlKCdtlvi-OrKniii'. '" " 
, Trull. M, ]>. Illii:«tral^t.i. I'ricc *1. 
WoIIf, New Y'»rk.) Fori-iilciit tlilh 'jffico. 

The late cek'hratcd Dr. Pepper of Phila- 
delphia. Pd-. onec said before his claKii ut 
the University of PennsylTani.!, that out of 
the mniiy ihouHand ciiHusof Dyspepsia and 
kindred diseatieH of the Ktomach that eame 
Trader his noti<'C vifhile in charge of the 
Penii»ylviuiia Hospital, ninety-nine out of 
every hundred were cauned directly or in- 
directly by the nwe of Tobacco. This in 
the most valuable teHltmony relative to the 
CRUsc of this prevalent, and often said to be 
uaticnal dispiiqetlmt could be obtained. The 
bent t:ilint in the land is engaged in deter- 
mining liow the Buffering resulting may bo 
relieved, and we hesitate not to say that 
Dr, Trull brliiga to the task abundant abil- 
ity; and bIkiwh liow it may be accomplish 
ed without the aid of medicines. This hook 
Tfould prove of inimeusevalno to thousands 
of sufferers from this terrible disease. 

TiW. Fr.bninr]/ Muf/azinfis tire bo attract- 
ive, and so well filled with intereeting arti- 
cleB, that, with the list of the several wo 
ahall pri'went lo notice this week, and the 
nunibcrH tlicmselves luforoone, itwouldhe 
a diflicnltlaHJc toilecldewliichone to take. 
Do you wnnt tlic (!re**best views on Science, 
to iuvosiigute the opinions of the great 
thinkers of the ago, on all niatlers pertain- 
ing to It thorough Hcientilic education, and 
be fed, litiindly feasted on that you did not 
know? I^ho Populur Science MonOi!;/ un- 
foldn them all to view. Do yon wish to en- 
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BY M. niiTTIE n. 

A I'ose tree near my window stood, 
It bore a single, bcMutoous buil; 
Ami long I wiiilej for tho hour, 
When I should seo the full blown flower. 

Each dny my liUlc favorite giew, 
And fiist iuci-efised in bounty too; 
Each nioni with dew its loaves were wet, 
But they were not unfolded yet. 

At length one balmy moi'c I went. 
While the leaves with dew ^rops were 

Ulctbouiiht 1 doubtless now shall see, 
Tho blooming rose upon the tree. 

But T beheld with sorrow then, 
My favorite dropping on the stem, 
Some wanton hand with cruel stroke, 
The slender stem li;ul rudely broke. 

Now disappointed, gri^'vcd, surprised, 

I (lashed a teardrop iVom mine t-yes; 
AndloD;^besii-le the withered bud, 
In silent, thoughtful grief I stood. 

Then as it hung its dying head, 
In fancied tones, it meekly snid, 
Grieve uot but deign in this sad hour, 
To learu a les.sou from a flower. 

For in my death I humbly show, 
The end of all things here below; 
Anil ill one stormy night, like me, 
Thy earthly hopes m.iy blighted he. 

Yea. like the leaflets on the spray, 
All beauty soon mnst fade away. 
Tiie bris;htest thing below the sky. 
Mnst wither like a ilower and die. 

Then mortal, turn thy thoughts above, 
Where all is hope and joy and love, 

Where tlia lluwurs bloi):n in eudleS3 day, 
And beauty never can decay. 

Set not thy heart oq earthly toys, 
But aim to grasp eternal joy; 
Strive to secure a heavenly home, 
Where disappointments cannot come. 

Thus, silently I mused awhile, 
Oil this vain earth's deceitful smile; 
How false the pomp, the beauteous show 
That glitters in thi; world below. 

Then turned me from that quiet spot, 
But never yet have I forgot 
The lesson taught mo, when I stood 
Beside that lovely, broken bud. 

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And it shall come to pass in the last 
days, that the niouiitnin of the Lord's 
house shall be establshed in tho top of the 
niomitain, and shall be exalted above the 
lulls, and all nations shall flow into it.— 
Isaiali U:*^o, and Micah 18:1-3. 

That tlie plirase in the last days re- 
fer to the Christian era, I think will 
l^e admitted by all, but to what par- 
t'cular tiiac in that period all are not 
agreed. I hold tliat the tast days 
embrace the whole period of the 
Cliristiau dispeasation, from the time 
that Jesus said, "The time isfulfill- 
^jtbe Kiugdom of God is at hand," 
UDtil the last saint shall have been 
caoght up to be ever with the Lord ; 
and that the effects of it will be pro- 
duced during the entire period as ?et 
fonh in the text, as far as the govern- 
'"ent of Jesus will be acct-pted by 
^ea of all gi-a^ieg ^nd nations, but 
Will only become general in the last, 
or closing days of the dispeii.sation. 

Ihc mountain of i/ic Lord's house 
shcdl be established in the top of the 
mountain. Mountain in thisconacc- 
tion signifies Kingdom, government, 
controlling power, Ac. I am aware 
that some hold that Jlount Moriah, 
on which the temple was bu ilt, is 
meant by tlie mountain of the Lord's 
house. But how this natural kill or 
j7toHH^ shall be set on top of all the 
natural mountains of the earth is not 
easy to be understood, or what par- 
ticular benefit would re.sult from such 
a caoping the mountains does not 

It is o.vident that the terra moun- 
tain of (he Lord's hou-Vt has a spirit- 
ual significaliim, and refers to the 
Kingdom GoJ would set up among 
men on earth durini;^ die last tliird of 
the world's six worlviiT^ days by His 
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And is 
t!]8 samo with the prophecy of Dan- 
iel 11 : 34-35, where it is said, " a 
stone was cut out witiiout hands,"' 
which not only break the image &c., 
but " became a great mountain, and' 
filled all the earth." The stone here 
clearly sigoifies the Son of God, and 
the inoitntain, His Kingdom, the 
Church. With this view of the sub- 
ject we notice the Kingdom of God, 

Tho Kiugdom of Gol signifies the 
Church under the Gospel, or tho 
visible Church in which God is 
served under the Gospel dispensation. 
" The law and tiie prophets were un- 
til John, since that time the King- 
dom of God is preached, and every 
man prosseth into it."— Luke 15: IC. 
"The time is ful-illed, the Kingdom 
of God is at hand, repent ye and be- 
lieve the Gospel.''— Mark 1 : 15."Ex- 
cept a man be born again, he cannot 
see the Kingdom of God. — Except a 
man be born of water and of the spir- 
it, he cannot enter into the Kiugdom 
of God."— St. John 3 : 3-5. " For 
the Kingdom is the Lord's, and he is 
the governor among the nations." — 
Ps. 22: 28. "In the mouth of two 
or ihree witnessts shall every word 
be established." These references 
prove that the mountain of the Lord's 
bouse signifies the visible Church 
in which God is served under 
the Christian dispensation. 

Kingdom implies o. ///K/, and Jesus 
Christ, the Sou of God, is the King 
in the Kingdom of God, aud He is 
King of Kings and Lord of Lord's. 
Kingdom implies locntinn or territory, 
and the territory of this Kingdom 
is to all the ends of the earth, em- 
bracing the utmost bounds of crea- 
ation. It implies suh/cels, and the 
subjects of this Kingdom are all the 
children of men of every clime and 
nation who have receiveJ the Lord 
JesuSj and are born of God, and by 

repentance, faith and baptism have 
entered into it, and by a special act 
Jesus Christ the King made all ;'n- 
/(Oif children members of the King- 
dom. And it implies /^n/v, and the 
Gospel of Christ, which is the power 
of God uato salvation, is the law of 
the Kingdom. 

The mountain of the Lord's house, 
the Kingdom of God, the Church, 
shall be established in the top of the 
mountain. It shall exist after all 
other kiugdoms, dominions and pow- 
ers shall have fallen and decayed, for 
" In the days of these kings shall the 
God of Heaven set up a kingdom 
which shall never bo destroyed ; and 
the kingdcfm shall not be left to oth- 
er people, but it shall break in pieces 
and consume all these kingdoms, and 
it siiall stand forever." " And the 
kiugdom and dominion, and the 
greatness of the kingdom under the 
whole Heaveu, shall be giveu to the 
people of the saints of the Most High, 
who^o kingdom is an everlasting 
kingdom, and all dominions shall 
serve and obey Him." — Daniel 11 
44, and G ; 27. " And of the in- 
crease of A/s government and'peace 
thi-re sh'JJ he no end,upou tho throue 
of David, and upon his kingdom to 
order it, and to establish it with 
judgment and with justice, from 
henceforth, even forever. The zeal 
of the Lord of hosts will iH-rform 
this." — Isaiah 5 : 7. These are glo 
rinus things spoken of our Zion, th, 
Churrhj though now while lip^r gov- 
ernment is in charge of weak men, 
she is under a cloud in the wilder- 
ness, where even some of those who 
profess to bear her name sjieak re- 
proachfully of her humble doctrines. 
But when her King will come iii::o 
her in his personal glory, to plead 
her cause, her habiliments nf majes- 
ty, glory, dominion and pjwcr will 
be manifest, and all the kingilonis of 
the earth will succumb before iier ; 
when her government will rule and 
govern all the ends of the earth. And 
so will be established in the top of all 
tho mou;it!iin8, and ahull be craftul 
ajiorc the hills. All sectional dilfer- 
euccs, and so-called church tradl- 
tioua will be swallowed up by her all 
prevailing influence, and there will 
he oue C'hin-ch and one people, for 
«// nations shall flow unto it. All 
nations will be converted to the true 
Christianity. Paganism, Indlalsm, 
Mohammedanism, with the h n n- 
dredsand thousands of sects and isms 
which now divide the Christian 
world, will be converted to the trui' 
faith. Who hatli heard such a tiling? 
Who hath seen such things? Shall 
the earth be made to bring forth in 
oue day, or shall a nation be born at 

once ? for as soon as Zion travailed, 
she brought forth her childreo." — 
Isaiah 4G : 8. 

" And many people shall go and 
say, Come ye, and let us go up to 
the mountain of the Lord, to the 
house of t!io God of Jacob." dne 
will eucourage the other, «iyiag,Come 
let us go together. As tlie Jews, 
when they from all parts of the coun- 
try went up three times a year to 
worship at Jerusalem, aalled on 
their friends on the road aaid in the 
fields to go along with them, so will 
one call to his relatives, neighbors 
and friends to come and go with 
tiicm. Oue nation being born in a 
day, will excite and stimulate another 
to come to the birth, and join with 
them iu embracing the true Christian 
religion. Maoy will say, Come ye^ 
and let us go. Kot I will go, and 
you do as you like, nor you go, and 
pray for me and I will consider the 
matter, but eomeandlct us<jo. Come 
let us go up to the mountain of the 
Lord's house, and he will teach us of 
his ways. God's ways must be learn- 
ed, ani\ in bis Church he will teach 
them. God teaches by his word and 
Spirit the communion of his people 
iu ths observauce of his instituted 
ordinances, and hence they will go 
to his Church to le.arn them, for 
there he well teach us his ways,w\x\ch. 
none but he, by his Word and Spirit 
can do; and wc will walk in his paths, 
"Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in 
the ways and see, and aak for the old 
paths, where is the good way," and 
wo will walk in his paths, we will 
obey all the commaudments and or- 
dinances of the Lord blameles. " For 
out of Zion shall go forth the law, 
and the word of the Lord from Jeru- 
salem." The Gospel Is the law of 
faith; it is the word, of the Lord. It 
weut forth from Zion where the tem- 
ple was built, and from Jerusalem. 
When the Kingdom of God, or the 
mountain of the Lord's house was la 
it's embryo state, the Lord Jesus vvas 
sent unto the lost sheep of the house 
of Israel. He began iu Galilee, but 
whcu repentance and remission of 
ns must he jiroached among all na- 
tions, he commissioned his apostles 
to begin at Jerusalem ; and iu tha 
temple on Mount Zion, they first 
preached. Jle sludl judge among the 
nati'MS. His word g"ing forth out of 
Zion. fhall sub hie souls unto himseli^ 
working in them both to know and 
do his will, and shaft rebuke nw.ny 
people. By his spirit working on 
men's consciences, ho v/lWJiolge and 
rebuke, try, and check them. His 
Kingdom is spiritual, and not of this 

The efiect of being taught the ways 



of the Lord, and wnUdng in them, is 
oniversat peace. They shali beat their 
swords into plough^liares. Instru- 
ments of war are useless things to 
those who are taught to walk in the 
wajsofthc Lord, and hence will be 
converted into implements of husband- 
ry, which is the nrst employment God 
appointed man unto, and is best adapt- 
ed to the Christian life. How differ- 
ent arc the ways of the world. They 
that walk in them declare war, and 
plowjhares are beaten into swords, and 
prunning-hooka into spears, as in Joel 
:i : 10. 

After the battle at Gettysburg, Pa., 
1 was riding over the field ; it was har- 
vest time, but all huabandry for miles 
around was destroyed and laid waste. 
A soldier ironically addressed mo while 
we wore looking over the waste 
of what were tlowing fields of wheat 
a few days before, said, war im- 
proves the country. Oh ! the time when 
Tio/ion shall not lift sword against iiO' 
lion as they now do ; neither learn 
war any more, but live in universal 
peace in the Kingdom of God which is 
not of this world, and in which his ser- 
vants will not fight. 

Nations professing Christianity, wa- 
ging war against one another is an ar- 
gument the Jews urge against Christi- 
anity, claiming that Jesus is not the 
Messiah because this promise is not 
fulfilled. IJuL this argument does not 
apply to the true Christianity taught 
by the Messiah ; but only to that of 
man, or by man corrupted, and per- 
verted Christianity which is so preva- 
lent in the world. The Chrisiianity 
taught by the Messiah prevails only 
partially in the Christian era. The 
true mountain of the Lord's hou^e, the 
visible Church on earth being driven 
by the little hills and snuiU mountains, 
the kingdoms of the world and ecclesi- 
astical autlioritics, being permitted for 
n time to bo in the ascendency, have 
driven into her wilderness stale, where 
she is unknown to national reputation 
and fame, liut to all wlio are of an 
humble heart and contriio spirit, she 
is most (;lotiou3ly "rand, and her iloc 
trines sublime. The whole design and 
tendency of llio Gospel is to make 
]>L\ico, and slay all onmitle^^. It has 
in it the most powerful indnccracntd 
to peace, so ihat we might rcasonnbly 
expect this ell'ect wherever it is truly 
and fully preached. And it has tins 
ctlcet with all who accojitit, and would 
have it univtrsnlly wore it not for those 
hiHts of men I'rom which come wars and 
fi;;htings, and arc lulled to rest by 
men of tlicir own lusts, \vlntm they 
Ikivo hired for wages to preach to them 
that religion sanction'* it all. Where 
faithful !nen preached the tJospel.Jews 
and Gentiles were rccouciled a n d 
bronght togetlier by it, and there were 
no more such wars between them as 
had been, but became one slu-ipfold 
under one shepherd. The Gosp^d of 
Christ, as fir lus it prevails, disposes 
men to be peaceable, and as far as the 
love of ooii is shed abro;\d in tho 
heart, constrains men to lovo one an- 
other; not only particular nnd special 
friends,/)"/ afl hj(';», embracing enemies 
OS well as friends. Tlie pi imitive Chi is- 
lians were famous tor love, so miieh so 
that their very iidversariestook notice of 
it. And thank God wo are assured 
in the text that in tlit* last (lays this 
principle will prevail iind become uni- 
versal, ir/u) Judl live ich'H God 
doeththis'i But do it He will 
proper time, fur he is not 
he should lie. 

The pniciical conclusion the prophet 
draws from all this, is, 0, house 
David^ eome ye,u 
light of the lA)rd. 

glorious things are spoken ^ 

the Lord's little flock to whom he will 
give the Kingdom, for we preach his 
Gospel of peace truly, and it is known 
to all who care to know, that as far as 
the principles we preach are believed 
and practiced, all the effects set forth 
in the text follow. Our brethren by 
by faith and practice, beat the swords 
into ploughshares, and tho spear into 
pruning-hooks, and from the day of 
their conversion to God and the faith, 
ihpy learn war no more. During the 
rebellion this fact was fully demonstra- 
ted. , . 

I5rcthren, love and pea/^e are the 
principles that will, and must prevail, 
because they are ol'God who i.^ love, 
and who has enjoined upon his people 
not only to love their brethren, but 
also their enemies, and peace being the 
result of love, the sword is sheathed 
where Christianity prevails, and the 
religion of lovf and truth wilt at last 
prevail, and subdue the world to God, 
and will be established above all Pope- 
doms and princedoms of the world. 
Then let us not hesitate to proclaim 
them to tho people ol all creeds and 
faiths. Tell them these are the prin- 
ciples that will prevail, and they who 
believe and observe them are the peo- 
pie of God. Tell tnera to our children 
and have them believe and observe 
them ; urge upon all to come by faith, 
repentance and baptism, (trine immer- 
sion,) into the Church that teaches 
and observes these principles, and is 
built upon the foundation of the apos- 
tles and prophets, Jems Christ Him- 
self being the chief cornerstone, that 
they may be iu the building which 
will at last be established in the top of 
all the mountains. 

And now I entreat one and all, old 
and young ; Come ye and go along 
with us in this kingdom, and we will 
do you good, for tho Lord and King 
has spoken great and glorious things 
concerning il. Come, let us go. 

D. P. Sayler. 



1 Peter 1: 19. 2 Peter 1: 1. 

2 Peter 1 : 4. 

Of tho disciples of Jesus, perhaps 
Peter represented poor human nature 
in all its varieties more than any one. 
Impftuoua, soon repentant, apt to 
make the same blunder, or one quite 
;is rash the next minute, I do not know 
but his crown will be the brighter for 
his final conquest. John, called the 
beloved disciple, content to lie on the 
bo-iom of Jesus and listen to the words 
that fell from the divine lips without 
cavil, while the hasty Peter must re- 
buke the Master. So unlike, and yet, 
both requisite. One proclaims as it 
has lieen justly called, God's love to 
tho world, and llie other loving mucU 
because nuich w;b forgiven, speaks of 
the Precious blond, Precious faith and 
Precious promises. *' Forasmuch as 
yo know that ye were not redeemed 
with corruptible things as silver and 
gold, but witii tho precious hlood of 
Christ, as of a lamb without blemish 
and without spot." 

" Hut Christ being come, a high 
priest of gooil things to come, by » 
greater and mure perfect tabernacle 
not made with hands, that is to say 

not of this buildinjj, neither by tlv 
in its ', blood of ^oats or of calves but by his 
man that | own blood he entered in once into the 
holy place having obtained t-ternal re 
dempliou for us." Here then wc i>eo 
of\ the price paid for our ransom was pre 
•ome ye^iind let us u\dk in the \ cious, priceless. It was precious he- 
Brethren, it is our 1 cause it was of the Son of Gud. It 

We are | the new covenant could not be ratified. 
It was precious, because when it was 
shed the vail between the Jews and 
Gentiles was rent and the way into the 
Holy of Holies was made manifest. — 
"Having^therefore brethren, boldness to 
enter Into the holiest hj the blood of Je- 
sus, by a new and living way which he 
hath consecrated for us through the vail, 
that is to say, his flesh, and having an 
high priest over the house of God, Let 
us draw near with a true heart in lull 
assurance of faith, having our hearts 
sprinkled from an evil conscience, and 
our bodies washed with pure water. — 
Let U8 hold fast the profession of our 
faith without wavering, for he is faith- 
ful that promised. And let us consid- 
er one another to provoke unto love and 
good works." Heb. 10: 19-24 

" To them that have obtained like 
precious faith with us through the 
righteousness of God and our Savior 
Jesus Christ, Grace and peace be mul- 
tiplied unto you through the knowl- 
edge of God aod of Jesus our Lord." 
2. Peter 1 : 1 

Paul says, Faith is the substance of 
things hoped for, the evidence of things 
not seen," and I think a better def- 
inition cannot be given, but we use the 
word faith sometimes to imply mere be- 
lief of admission of fact. For instance, 
a man believes that in the beginning 
God created the heavens and the tarth, 
but he does not render any homage to 
God as a divine architect or sovereign 
Ruler. He believes that He is, and 
that He is a rewarder of all them that 
diligently seek Him. Yet he does not 
seek Him and his faith avails him 
notliing. He believes, that Christ 
Jesus came into the world, suffered 
and died, and rose again for our jus- 
tification, but his faith is not prec^ 
ions, it does not make him an heir 
of salvation, for faith, without works 
is dead, and as there are some works 
to be perform ed without which it 
is impossible to please God, his faith 
is merely nominal. He believes — 
The devils 2i\ao believe and tremble. 
But there is a faith that takes firm 
hold Because I live, 
ye shall live also, That faith wrought 
with works, aud the trial of which 
being much more |)recious than of 
gold which perisheth though it is 
tried with fire, might be found unto 
praise aud honor and glory at the 
appearing of Jesus Christ'" 

3. "Whereby are given unto us 
exceeding great and precious prom- 
iseSy that by these ye might be parta- 
kers of the divine nature, having 
escaped the corrui)tion that is in the 
world through hist." 

Precious promises ! They lift the 
soul out of self, and draw us heaven- 
ward. When the moral sky is dark 
and overcast with clouds, how like a 
bow of divine beauty do they appear, 
spaiiulug the way between earth and 
Heaven. We might oi^teu hear '* these 
voices in the night " diil we but look 
up, iustoadof down. We might liear 
the gracious words, " Fear not, I aiu 
with thee." The sea rolled before 
the Israelites, the de])th3 of the wil- 
derness, aud the lu^st of the Egyp- 
tians behind, yet the i)illar of cloud 
by day, and the pillar of fire by 
night, were evidences sufficient of the 
Guiding Hand. Therefore " fear not, 
stand still and see the salvation ot* 
the Lord." We are not always re- 
quired to work. Obedience to God's 
commands is only required, be that 
iStand still, or Go forward. M')ses 
was at one time to smiti the rock for 
a supply of vrater, at another to speak 
to it. And because in the latter ease 
he disobeyed and smote twice he 

the children of Israel. He may not 
have understood the import, but he 
had the commaod. We think the 
Rock referred to Christ, who being 
once smitten was henceforth to be 
spoken to. Let us also beware see- 
ing we are compassed about with a 
great cloud of witnesses, lest we do 
not heed the commands, and only 
look over into the promised land. 

Let us gather some of the precious 
promises, aud may we be strength- 
ened in so doing. I think there is a 
promise fur every condition of God's 
people. The ladder that Jacob saw, 
set upon the earth, and the top 
reached to Heaven and the angels of 
God ascending and descending on it. 
Isaiah says, " When thou passeth 
through the waters, I will be with 
thee, aud through the rivers they 
shall not overflow thee; when thou 
walkest through the fire thou shalt 
not be burned neither shall the flame 
kindle upon thee." — 43: 2, We are 
not promised exemption from all per- 
plexing and harrassing things, bat 
we are promised the supporting pres- 
ence of Him who was iu all points 
tempted as we. 

Ttirnins: to Jeremiah we read, "I 
have loved thee with an everlasting 
love; therefore with loving kindness 
have I drawn thee." 31 : 3. God's 
love to man is mauifest iu all bis 
doalinga from the earliest period of 
lime. After the trau9gre.ssion in the 
garden, it was kindoes to tiie human 
race to prevent our first parents frooi 
taking of the tree of life it) their sin- 
ful state. And when God saw the 
ftiUen state of man, before the Egyp- 
tian bondage, he promised redemp- 

'' For a small moment have I for- 
saken thee, but with great mercies 
will I gather thee. In a little wrath 
I hid my face from thee for a moment, 
but with everlasting kindness will I 
have mercy on thee saith ihe Lord 
thy Redeemer. For the mountains 
shall depart, and the hills be rtmov- 
ed, but my kindness shall not depart 
irom thee, neither shall the covenant 
of my peace be removed saith the 
Lord that hath mercy upon thee." — 
Isaiah LIV 7-8-10. 

But perhaps tlie glorious capstone 
of the promises, the brightest here in 
the bow of divine grace i.i the trium- 
phant resurrection. The great theme 
on which Paul delighted to dwell 
The great spring time be speaks of 
" Wlien this mortal shall put on im- 
mortality, and this corrup^ble, in- 
corruption." His own aspirations 
were, " If by any meaus I might at- 
tain unto the resurrection." And 
when writing to the Thessalonians 
he rises triumphant, dwelling ou the 
voice of the Archangel, the trump, 
the ascension of the risen saints ia 
their corruptible bodies, he sayS, 
" Wherefore comfort one auotlier with 
these words." 

Yes the Great Sheaf has been wav- 
ed as earnest of the mighty harvest. 
" Christ the first fruits, afterward 
them that are Christ's at hiscomii'g." 
*' Blessed aud holy is he that hath 
part in tlie first resurrection." 

Hattie F. Miller. 
Warsaw, Ind. 

little Zion, unknown to, and yet dc- was precious becuusc a voluntary of 
Bpisod by tho world, of whom these ^ foring. Without this precious blood 

The Word is Life.— As bread is 
necessary to sustain life and give vital- 
ity to every organ of the system, so is 
the word of God necessary to sustain 
the soul. .The word of God ''Is spirit 
aud it is life," hence it gives life as 
And because in the latter ease' well as action to the soul, as bread gives 
__. , life and action to the body. By obe- 
was not permitted to enter iuto the dience to the Word we live ; bydisobe- 

proraised land, for by his action he ' dience to the Word we die. — -/• "• 
did uot sanctify God in the eyes of' Wells 




The Christian's life here is compar- 
ed to a journey he hiith to tr.ivel. As 
tb!3 world is not his home, he is going 
to a better one ; yea ,he is looking for 
a country where his Master is — where 
God has promised to dwell with him 
and wipe awaj his tears, and to be 
his God forever. In this world sur- 
rounded with sinful and wicked men, 
where he is only a stranger or pilgrim, 
he travels; he is journeyiug on, 
among an unrighteous and adulter- 
ous generation, hence lie is oft called 
to suffer losses, pecuniary losses, even 
sometimes, not of a trifling nature. 
As a citizen to another world, he is 
not disposed to avenge himself, or 
avail himself of the benefit of a tem- 
poral power. Christian forbearance 
will not allow it ; love exercised to 
our eiienaies disapproves of it, and 
*hat is most the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ forbids it. Losses of a pecu- 
niary nature are not the only things, 
he has to suffer. No, no; reproaches 
mockings, evil entreatings, and the 
eye of the slanderer is continually 
staring him in the face, watching him 
close'y to see whether he can find 
aughl to say against him. Crosses, 
trials, tribulations and temptations, 
be meets with almost every step. 
Araidet all these ditliculties, the 
worldly minded man wilt say, " How 
can the Christian make speed iri his 
dit-mal Iravels and enjoy himself as 
liedoes? Do we not see his counte- 
aance beaming while oberving the 
ordinances, held in derision, even by 
a christian world. Is it possible that 
he can endure all such frovvns ".vith- 
out resentment ? " This is a mystery 
to many professors, not alone in the 
world. And ichjl Because they 
have never experienced the power of 
the Gospel with the Holy Ghost shed 
abroad in their hearts, neither ob- 
taiaed the lull assurance of the ever- 
presence of the Triune God. Behold 
the eyes of the Lord are over the 
righteous. The tempest may roar, 
clouds of darkness may" follow in 
qaick succession, deep may call unto 
tleep at the noise of the waterspouts, 
when waves aud billows are gone 
over him, yea he knows that the Lord 
will command his loving kindness in 
the daytime aud in the night. This 
song shall be with him and his pray- 
er ha unto the God of his life. Tho' 
he goes mourning because of the op- 
pressiua ofhis enemies, and with a 
Sword in hft bones his enemies re- 
proach him, and in the service he ren- 
aerethtohis God is mocked, the in- 
(iHT ^^''y approach him asking, 

fV here is thy God?" Yet amid 
J'( 'IS trials, io the triumph ot his 
'aith, he cries, " Why art thou cast 
QGWu, 0, my Soul ! and why art 
^ou disgusted within me! Hope 
t«0V"thy God, for I shall yet 
praise Him who is the health of my 
couutenauce and my God ! 

^fethren and sisters, do not be dis- 

unT^'u ' *'**'"«'' ^^" "»y ^'^^^ ^"^^^ 
unaer the pressure of your tempta- 
"ooa, almost cast down, your christ- 
progress somewhat retarded, your 
oaa strewn with thorns and briars 
J°5; /""r pathway paved with the 
fitili k ^^icksands of despondency, 
«t'l'bope ia God. Says he. " The 
wZf '\?y shepherd, I shall not 
Btili '^^^eth me beside the 

WalU.u '^^^^ers. Yea, though I 
ownV. "1'^'^ tbe valley of the shad- 
thon.r^'.'-^^allf^'^rno evil; for 
mffT""''^''^^' thy m; and thy 
Chris '^ '^r*"'''^ '^^•" Yes, dear 
God's r,r -^"^^ ^"^ '-^ <""■ ^«'^*">^r^ 
andwhv h'n^^" P'lgrims auppurt, 
We dl. '^'" ^^ P'"*^ • "^h shall 
respond when we find our road is 

nut always strewn with flowers ? 
Though our joruney is a thorny 
ruaze, yet we are glad to know that 
it will end. If we sow in tears, we 
shall reap with joy. Be ye steadfast, 
young brother; be steadfast young sis 
ter; you may imagine a long jour- 
ney, but it may end before that of 
our old brethren's and sisters'. But 
whther young or old, let us as a uni- 
ted phalanx courageously and boldlv 
meet the foe, tiglit the battles of the 
Lord, hold out faithful to the end 
that we may receive the crown of life. 
For what is our hope, oc joy, or our 
rejoicing? Are not ye even in the 
presence of ihe Lord Jesus Christ at 
His coming? Brethren and sisters, 
look ^forward, we anticipate great 
great things, meditating upon Heav- 
en, the presence of the Lord,the smil- 
ing countenance of Jehovah, the felic- 
ity of the saints. O, my soul is en- 
raptured! Delight fills my mind! 
My countenance is beaming with 
delightat the thought of the possibility 
of meeting with my Jesus, that love- 
ly Savior who died for me. Brethren 
sisters and friends, while they con- 
templating God's unspeakable love 
humanity in securing the blessings of 
heaven. Oh what a glorious scene 
opens to ray view ! It seems to me 

I sec a world of spirits bright, 
All ^ea^ltif^^l nud fair; 

Their roljes ure all of spotless whitCj 
Oh, who would not be there! 

Dear old brother and sister, do 
you wish to be there ? Young broth 
er, young sister, do you wish to be 
there? Yes, I know you do. Then 
run your race with patience and look 
to Jesus. — Sinner would you wish to 
be there? i>inncr, Sinner, I call 
you again, would you wish to there '^ 
Then repent and believe the Gospel, 
Leonard Furry, 

Loacris IT I ? 


Jesus says, " Seek ye nrst the 
Kingdom ef God, and His righteous- 
ness." Have you done so? 

Satan pays, "You must wait until 
you are older, as soon as you get set- 
tled in life it will be easy for you to 
serve God," or " wait tiil you have 
retired from business." 

" Lord, is it I " that will listen to 
such a wicked advice? Not L Read- 
er, what will you say? 

Jesus eaye, " Strive to enter in at 
the strait gate." Satan says, "Its 
no use ; be easy, take your pleasure." 

And ivir. Presumption says, 
"There's no danger, no use striving, 
all will be made holy and happy." 
Reader, don't be deceived. 

Peter, a faithful apostle says, " Re- 
pent and be baptized, ever)/ one o( 
you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, 
for the remission of sins, and ye shall 
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."^ 

Mr. Skepticism says, "I don't 
think haptism will do any good, if 
God's Spirit does its work upon the 
heart, outward forms and ceremonies 
are of no use." This is a very dan- 
gerous man ; he is interfering with 
God's plans. We had better thank 
the Lord for His saving commands 
than find fault. 

Jude, another apostle says, " Ear- 
nestly contend for the faith once de- 
livered to the saints." 

Mr. Faint-heart says, ■• Don't 
preach doctrinal sermons, or you will 
oSend some people." Then listen for 
an "uncertain sound." I fear tnere 
are few true watchmen. 

Paul, that loving old preacher, 
says, " See that none render evil for 
evil unto any man, but ever follow 
that which is good, both among your- 
selves aud to all men." How do you 

like that? That is the best peace 

But Mr. Kevence says, '* My 
neighbor has acted so badly, that I 
will not stand it any longer, I'll 
make him know that I have rights as 
other men, and I'll make hira respect 
them." So. Better be more like Je- 

Again, brother Paul says, " Not 
forsaking the assembling of ourselves 
together as the manner of some is 
but exhorting one another, and so 
much the more aa ye see ihe day ap- 

M r. Fairweather — Laziness says, 
" Believe I'll stay at home to-day; 
so rainy, and I don't like to listen to 
Bro. W., for he can't preach much 
an-fhow." Poor man! What good 
does his religion do him? He is not 
quite awake. Let us hear the Word 
preached when we have opportunity 
and profit by it. 

Here is brother Paul with another 
admonition, '* Pray without ceasing ; 
in everything give thanks ; for this 
i.s the will of God in Christ Jesus 
concerning you." 

Mr. Worldly- Mind ED NESS says, 
" I cau't find time to pray, and then 
I have so many things to attend to, 
and my mind is so taken up witli the 
business of the day, that I am not 
prepared to pray." Dear me ! How 
worldly you are I Do you think you 
can serve God and Mammon in this 
way? May the Lord help you to con- 
secrate yourself/u^/y to His service. 
Don't only have a name that you 
live, but be a true, loving, praying 
disciple. So shall you " be an exam- 
ple to the believers," and a child of 
God, getting ready to meet your 
Father. Ask His blessing in all you 
do, and he will graut it, 

I have not reached every class, yet 
I trust, that many will find some- 
thing in the above to persuade and 
inspire them throughout this year, 
and for the future, to a better, and 
higher, and inorc devoted life in Jesus 
our Lord. 

Wai/neshoro, Pa, 


The Christian ^tajuiard is a large 
weekly paper, published io Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, and edited by Isaac Er- 
rett, a learned Campbellite minister, 
and among other items it proposes to 
answer all questions touching the 
meaning of Scripture, Ac. "Wtll to 
tell the story in full, a tew months 
ago, S. \V. B. sends in the following 
question : 

"Is Feet "Wftshing binding on us as a 
church ordinaace ?" 

This of course is a fair question, 
and is a good test for Mr. Errett to 
tel' which he thinks the most of, 
Christianity or Campbellisra. Well 
here is his answer: 

No. The apoetlea were to teach the dis- 
ciples to observe nil things whutsucver the 
Lord had commanded. Amonti tht'sir ' all 
things," feet-wasliing as an ordinance to he 
observed by llie church, has no place. Tlie 
only place recognized for it is iinning "co<>d 
works"— a rile of hospiaticy practiced by 
individuals. See I. Tim. v. 10. It is plac- 
ed along with lodging strangers, relieving 
theatllicted, and other workB>of benevolence. 
It hears no mark of a church ordinitnce. 

But Mr. Errett has some members 
in his church, who are not to be led 
about by every wind of doclrine. So 
a ^iiw days ago J. B. Wolff, of Cerro 
Gonia, III., sends in the following 
good logical production, as another 
test with which to try the learned ed- 
itor's taith in the law of Christ ; 

In the Standaku, No. 46, I notice a 
question asked by S. W. B. , aud tlic answer 
lu the ijiicry docs not suitnic. I would like 
to hear some more about it fmm you. The 
query is tliia ; " Is feet-waehiug binding on 
us as d cliurch ordinance ? "' "(v'e must bear 
in iniud that if auy man shall take away 

from the words of the Book of this prophe- 
cy, God shall take away bis part out of tiie 
bookof Liffcftnd out of tke holy city etc 
etc, Whatdid.Ie8usBaytD Peter, When 
Peter Mid, "Thou shalt never wash my 
feel." and .leBus answered in positive lan- 
guage, " If I wash thee «ot thou haat no 
part with me." 

And then flgain, in in tho Uth verse. "1{ 
I. then, your lord and master, have washed 
your feet, ye (the church] ouglit to wash 
one another's feet." Will any one dare to 
deny as plain a command as this— words 
spoken by Jesus himself:' God forbid. 
You claim that tliig is left to your own op- 
tion, because Jeeus said, " Ye ought to 
wash one another's feet." But atop and 
think. Suppose you will tell one of your 
children to do a certain piece of work, and 
use the Savior's language, that it ought to. 
and that child does not do its work, will 
you call that child a dutiful child? I, for 
one would not. Neitbcrwill the tho Savior 
U3 ; but I am afraid he would reject us as 
he did Poter, or would have doue, ifhe had 
not submitted. I will R.iy again, be care- 
ful that you do not deny any part of the 
word of God, for it is very dangerous ground 
to occupy. 1 am no scholar, as you will 
see ; but I think I can read and understand 
the word of God, 1 am sorry, very sorry 
lor the poor imiuiring eoul, that he relied 
upon the Standard for information on 
this all-important subject of feet-washiag 
I claim that the 13th chapter of .John af- 
fords all the information that any person 
needs on this subject' 

May the spirit of God so direct hs that 
we may all be alike, is my prayer. 


CeiiroGorda, III. Nov. 20, 187y. 

I don't know to what church this 
Mr. Wolfe belongs, but it is a very 
easy matter to see on what side of the 
question he stands ; but next in order 
comes iu reply to the above a note 
from the learned editor; here is his 
lani;uage in full. 

For the sake of a few honest, conscieutiou* 
people, whoso scruples we respect, we ad- 
mit the foi-egoing oommunication, that we 
may reply to it, and then, as we do not ro- 
uard feet-washing as an "ail imporUint sub- 
ject." we shall dismias it from our col- 

1. That our Ltrd, when he said to Peter, 
" If I wash the not, thou hast no part with 
me," did not mean to say that feet washing, 
as an ordinance, was essential to fellowship 
with him, is evident from iho fact that all 
introduced into the church by the apostles 
there is nota solitary instanceoftheobserv- 
aiice of feetwashing as An ordinance. This 
ought to lead our correspondent to queation 
the coriectueas of Ills uoiicluffion. 

3. When our Lord says, '' You ought lo 
wash one onnther's feet," he does »<:;(mean 
by " you " the church, asour querist inter- 
lales or interprets. There was no church 
there. There was no Church of Christ in 
existence at that time. Tho apostles were 
afterwards empowered to teach their con- 
verts to observe all things whatever ho 
had commanded them, and they never in 
a finite imtancc , Uiuglit them to observe 
feet-washing as a church ordinance. 

3. The only place given to feot-washing 
by the aijostles is ""a good work'' (1. Tim 
v. lOi. It were as reiisoimble to m:ike the 
lodging (if Ktrnngers a church ordinance, as 
the washing of f^el. 

Our querist is sorry, "very sorry." Well, 
so are we. Sorry that he in son-y , very 
sorry that he is very stirvy ; verry. sorry 
tliat he seeks to enforce as an ordinance 
that which has no such character. The au- 
thority of Christ can be dishonored a.s much 
by perverting as neglecting liis teachiug. 

The reader will observe that Mr. 
Errett has dis-inissed the subject from 
his paper. I am of the opinion that 
if he had been in the upper room io 
Jerusalem, on tlie ni^ht of our Sav- 
iors bptruya! he would have wnnted 
to difiiiiss it there too. Well Peter 
did try the game, but the Lord was 
aliout lo disniisti him for the business. 
I will not liere argue the case in this 
coniiuunication, as the reader will 
likely hear of this matter in complete 
before long — but simply want to state 
that tin/ gentle render iias both sides 
of the qu< siiim now before iiim. Read 
the above e.xtracls and yon have Mr. 
Errett's logic in full, then read the 
13th chapter of John, and you have 
(he cominaiid and exaniple of Christ 
in complete ; now then it is left to 
voiir chciioe lo obey which you thiuk 
proper. J. H. Moobe. 

Uri'dita, 111. 

'Tis not the anion iit wc read but 
what^we remember tlint improves us. 



The Weekly Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDOKi PA., Teh- 3, 1874. 

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draft or postal order. If neither of these 
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t^ When Monkt isficnt, altm;/« send 
with it Ihr name and addreSR of those wlio 
paid ik. Write the names and pOHt ofBcc as 
plainly OS possible. 

Cy Etert aahscriber for 1874, gets a 
Pilqrim Almanac Puke. 

Mrs, Maiiv Shobmakeu, an aged 
and respected Quaker lady of tliis 
place, but furmcrly of Piiiljiielpliia, 
Pa., died suddenly on the 2-4th iust. 

Charts. — Remember that J. 11. 
Moore has reduced the price of his 
*' llifitorieal Chait of IJaptism " fo 
mere, and it will hercafier be 
sent post paid for the small sum of 
50 centa per copy. Kvery family 
ought to have one. 

Dr. David Livingstone, the 
great explorer, wlio has been for 
thirty years in the interior of Africa, 
to explore, that unexplored country, 
and to dint-over the location of the 
lakes, at the aourco of the river Nile, 
died near Uuyanyembe, iu Africa, 
while on his return from the accomp- 
lishnjcut of his task. 

Russian Settlements in the 
Unitku States. — From the Herald 
of 'Jrvl/i we learn that the Russian 
Mennonites have commenced a pettle- 
ment In tlio neighborhood of Moun- 
tain Lake,Minn. Some ten or twelve 
families have located there, purchas- 
ed farms and are preparing to raise a 
crop for the coming year. Iu Rugsia 
there arc some 500 families lu'epariuj; 
to come to America and aI'C^ixpected 
to arrive about the first of April. 

OuK FiijENDfl everywhere will 
please continue their ellbrts in behalf 
of the Pu.GKiM. Ilundrcde and 
thousands of names might le obtain- 
ed by persevering ofTorts. The scare 
of the panic is over and many 
wlm refused to Hubscribe at the begin- 
ning ot the year would take it ifcallod 
upon now. There is nothing ofiniport- 
ouce accomplished without an elVort, 
and as our .success depends mainly 
on the cflurla of others, we make our 
continual ap])ea]s to all whoare inter- 
ested iu the cause wliich wo arc advo- 
cating, to continue their sidlcitatious. 

Eld. C. G. Lint, of Dale City,fav- 
ored us with a visit on last Tuesday. 
He spent the day with us. Being the 
first call on the PiusuiM family, we 
liope ho was as favorai>ly impressed 
with us as we were impressed wiili 
him. The day was partly spent in 
discussing several (juestions of vital 
importance to the hrotlierhood and 
WQ hope the time may soon come 
whcu,what is now tJe tuhjoct of pri- 
vate conveisation may be carried out 
by tiie united action of the Church. 
As liro. Lint promised to give a 
general report of liis visit, we shall 
omit that part, hoping that our read- 
ers may hear from him soon. 

Money IJy Mail.— The post-office 
detectives advise against sending 
money by mall, claiming that it is 
setting an open aud unnecessary 
temptatiou before post- mnsiers. Wc 

receive considerable money in this 
way and the larger part of it is so 
carcles^sly put m that the greater part 
of letters containing money can be 
readily detected, s-ome usiug white en- 
velopes. This should never be, as 
money in wiiite envelopes can be 
more readily detected than in yellow 
ones. We do not feel ourselves re- 
sponsible for any sums sent to us 
over §1.50, unless registered, or seut 
by check or postal order. 

TtiK Celebrated Siamese Twins, 
Chang and Eug, died early on the 
morning of the 17th inst. Chang 
had been atilicted with paralysis for 
some time, but had been able to go 
about over the plantation on Thnrs- 
<!ay preceding his death. He was 
dead about one hour before Eag wa.s 
aware of it. When he gave the alarm 
of the death of his brother, he said i 
"1 suppose I must die too." His 
death which seems to have been the 
result of fright; took place two hours 
afterward. The membrane that 
hound them, was never separated, 
and there is a provision in their will 
forbiddiuf; their separation, so the 
mystery will never be solved. 

On last Sunday we had the pleas- 
ure, for the first time, of examin- 
ing the Com;wH)07i and Gospel Vis- 
itor as now consolidated. The size 
and form is the saoio as before except 
the " head " which now reads : CVms- 
tian Famili/ Companion and Gospel 
Visitor. The name does not have 
much to do with the character of the 
paper, but we cannot see the proprie- 
ty of ralaining both names when it 
is really but one paper. Bro. J. 
(iuinler has the jiaper unJer his im- 
mediate control, and from present in- 
dications, the consolidatiou will be 
an advantage to botli, publishers, and 
readers. As there are now only two 
pnpers instead of tiirce last year, we 
hope the Church will come to the aid 
of i)otii and give them that encour- 
agement that they so richly deserve. 
We have but a few families but what 
could nObrd to read both, and that 
to advantage loo. Our object is the 
same and llie field is sufficiently 
large. Sin is enlarging licr borders 
and every means put forth to with- 
stand her should receive the united 
support of the Church. 


After carefully examining different 
locations as a proper place to publish 
the Weekly Pilgrim, we decided 
in fiivor of Huntingdon, where we 
have spent considerable money iu 
putting up a suitable building iu 
which to carry on our busiueSj suc- 
ciSBlully. We have now east our lot 
and means among you, hopiug that 
our presence and influence may add, 
at least, a mite towards aiding the 
spirit of enterprise that is so manifest 
amougyou. Our work, it is true, is 
not of a local character, neither do we 
represent it as such. We claim it to 
be strictly rcHgiouQ, and as all are, 
or should be cuneerne<l In i work of 
tliis kind, -we feel the more free In 
presenting our claims to you as a 

Christian community, for a liberal 
patronage. Our paper is published 
in the interests of the Church of the 
Brethren or German Baptists, but 
while we do this, we hope our labor 
will harmonize with the views of all 
such as believe in a true and vital 

As quite a number have expressed 
a desire to read the Pilgrim had 
they an opportunity, we make the 
following arrangements for the ac- 
commodation of all : Of this issue we 
wiU priut a sufficient* number of ex- 
tras to supply the town and have 
them distributed by a carrier. After 
giviug a few days for examining the 
character of the work, we will have 
him call again, and then all who 
feel to give us their sympathy aud 
support, will please give him your 
naoiC and number and the Pilgrim 
will be supplied regularly by a car- 
rier, if asulHcicnt number is obtained. 
If not, those conveniept can get it at 
the office, while those at a distance 
can be accommodated at convenient 
points hereafter designated. 

Our terms are 81-50 per year in 
advance, however if there are those 
who wish to read our paper and have 
not the cash, we will wait them three 
months, at the expiration of which 
time we will expect all to be paid. — 
If it does not suit the gentleman of 
the house to be at home at our sec- 
ond call, please leave the name and 
money with the lady. We make 
this arrangement, believing that there 
are a large uumber of our citizens, 
many who know us and our fathers, 
who are willing to give sympathy 
and aid to any laudable enterprise in 
their midst. The present No. is a 
fair sample of what may be expected 
d uring the year. Each subscriber 
gets I ilfjrimAhnanac free. Hop- 
ing that our work will meet a favor- 
able reception we now await the re- 
sult. I 


There is much said aud well said 
too, about religion, yet the term 
seems to be bnt vagtifely understood 
by the generality of professing Chris- 
tians, and its life-giving principles 
carried out by only a, sacred fow. 
Religion is not a thing to be received 
but to be done. It is the visible re- 
sult of tlie reborn or regenerated man 
or woman as exemplified in their 
Chrlstlau life and conduct, and un- 
less we can have this visible sign 
whereby al! men can know that we 
have passed from death to life, we 
have no assurance of a new creature 
in Christ Jesus. Just as sure as a 
little leaven will leaven the lump, so 
sure will pure and undefiled religion 
manifest its workings iu the creature. 
The fact is, it cannot be otherwise 
without causing a breach in the law 
both of nature aud of God. Thorns 
cannot bring forth apples, neither 
can the br-^-mble producegr?pes. We 
know there is much loud professing 
of religion in the world, and thous- 
andssay " they get it,''just as if it was 
a commodity attainable for a stipu- 
lated amount of asking for, but un- 

less we can see it living, actinw and 
walking about doing good, we dis- 
miss it as the hallucination of a 
wrongly instructed and disordered 
mind. The best possible definitiou 
of religion is given by the Apostle 
James, '' Pure religion aud undefiled 
before God aud th^ Father is this 
to visit the fatherJe.'^s aud the widows 
in their affliction, and to keepj un- 
spotted from the world." 

To visit the fatherless aud widows 
is a good work, aud easily under- 
stood, but to keep unspotted from 
the world implies so much that few 
care to understand it. The act of 
regeneration dismembers us from the 
world and makes us subjects ofa new 
kingdom. Old things have passed 
away and all things have become 
new. By old things, we understand, 
the works of sin, of darkness, and of 
the devil. These, in our death and 
burial, have been destroyed and we 
come forth as new creatures in Christ 
Jcsu.s, and as a consequence, all the 
things we now do are new and ofa 
different character to what we done 
while in an unborn state. We have 
become subjects ofa new kingdom, 
and are to be identified in doing its 
work. This is the outgrowth or re- 
sult of love, which is the test of our 
discipleship. ^^ Hy this shall all men 
know that ye are my disciples, if ye 
have love one to another." Then 
the whole idea of religion may be 
comprehended In "love to God aud 
love to man," as love is tliat divine 
principle which stimulates its pos- 
sessor to good works. 

We manifest our love to God by 
doing His commandments, and to re- 
fuse to do this is to deny our disci- 
pleship. '-H-ethat saith he loveth 
me and keepeth not my command- 
ments, is a liar and the truth is not 
in him." This is a positive declara- 
tion and commends itself for our 
careful investigation. This is not 
only reasonable but it is n at ural. 
Whom should we love but Him who 
first loved us ? 

Our love to man is man^st in our 
every day walk and conuTlct. It is 
our privilege and duty to walk thro 
the world with open hearts and hands, 
administering to the wants of the 
poor and needy, visiting the sick m 
their ailiictions, ever holding in read- 
iness, at least, the cup of cold water 
for the strauger, remembering that we 
too are strangers and pilgrims in a 
strange laud travelling onward and 
upward towards the city of our God. 
By carryiug out aud maoifestiug to 
the world this divine principle of 
love, we fulfill the letter and spirit 
of religion. 

Our religion then will be the sum 
and substance of our life labor for 
good. We have enlisted in a good 
cause and there is uot a moment to 
be lost. " I must be about my Fath- 
er's business " is as important to us 
as it was to our blessed Master, i^^' 
cry thought, or deed devoted to am 
will be a spot on our title to the dis- 
cipleship, and if we are not careful it 
may become so defaced that in the 
end our inheritance may he lost, and 
we be debarred from entering that 
glorious Kingdom where all is loy 
and peace forever more. 

THE W E B K L Y P I L G K m. 



To irntuix in- 

A ilepoTtcr is scanted from every Church 
in thf brotherfioott fo !>rnd w« Chvrch nnrr 
Obil««r'"' AnnmnremeiM, or 
lUI wU be of general interest. Tt 
sertion, tlie wntcvs name must arcoinpaii}/ 
each communication. Our Intitation it not 
personnl but general— please respond to our 
cull ' 


Blessed bo the God and Fntlici- of o u r 
Lord Jesus Cluist, wlio liath blessed us 
ffitli sill Kitiiitual blessing in heavenly pla- 
ces in Christ. Ephesians 1 : 3. 

3/y dear tjomig Brethren and Sis- 
ters: My pen iiad been in a dormaot 
state tor a coosideralile length of time, 
l)ut while I was reading Pilgrim No. 
2. in the " Notes .if Travel," by D. 
P. S^yler, I eaw that tlirough labors 
of the Brethren, some youngand piec- 
ioiis snulri were niaiie to extilaiin; 
''Blessed be tlic tfod and Father!" 
I was encouraged in my weakness to 
trv and bring some of tiie spiritual 
blessings to our minds atresh for onr 
encouragement and comfort, so that 
we may not get weary in well doing, 
but still press onward and upward in 
our high calling. 

We will first call to mind the lime 
when we made tliut good conl'essiou 
to God before many mtnessesj our 
baptismal vow, in which we covenant- 
ed to live faithful until death. Oh ! 
th« happy time when God in his 
great raercy, through the merits of 
the atonement made by our Elder 
Brother on the rugged cross, cancel- 
ed all our sins and insquities, and 
stuileil upon us from the courts of glo 
ry with a reconciled countenance. Oh I 
tliejoy for paidoned sins, which 
caused us to rejoice in the God ol'our 
salvation, and we coidd for the first 
time exclaim in the language of the 
text: "Blessed be Goil the Father," 
and realize that we were " blest with 
all the spiritual blessings in heavenly 

May our minds often revert to this 
refreshing season and be revived 
and encouraged with the thought 
that God is the same yesterday, to- 
day and forever. He who led his 
people through the wilderness will 
still be their guide unto death. Let 
us cleave to the Lord with full pur- 
pose nf heart ; let us take heed to onr 
selves lest our protession should all be 
in Vain. While rellectiug upon the 
time that J enlisteil into the service of 
my Master,! rcruemhersoinc who.soon 
their youthful days gave 
lUM hearts to .Jesns, but, 0, sorrow- 
™ thought ! they have again turned 
hack to the beggarly elements of the 
world. Let us watch and pray that 
« still realize that God will bless 
"« with " all spiritual blessiugs." 
■'j'et us Hot forsake the house of wor- 
^'P, the "heaveidy place in Christ." 
Here we will receive much encoui- 
"gemcnt;our hearts will be often 
"ade to bufu with love and feel that 
" was good to he there. We are of- 
ten encouraged while thinking over 

happy seasons we were permitted 

• aftei 

° •'"joy with the Brethren and Sis- 
■"3 m Ashland Co., Ohio, where we 
jere born into the family of God's 
"Mf children. Our c o m m u n i o n 
"eetriiis are calculated to buov us 
^'°'"'™''ke us strong in the inner 
a' ^" bow solemn ! when wo re- 
ject upon the sulicring and death of 

for , I ^"'"' ""> Sf'-'-" l"ve he '■"-' 
'"■• us, let us then 


»hrou.rthese low I 
'"e real 


-- centre our affec- 

"'1 Jesus while we sojourn 

Is of sorrow to 

all ih^ Pf endless glory, then with 

sl!':v^f^-;-ewih i„ the 

"^^rofourLonlJcus Christ." 


.Dirrr Brc(hrn:—A9 you soUcit 
Church news lor the Piujrim, I will 
give you what little is ou hand at 
ibis time, but the first few items are 
not very cheering. The Ark of God 
is still raoviuj,' On slowly. But ac- 
cessions to the church, w'c made bUL 
a lew during the last year, but we 
were obliged lo make a few expul- 
sions, io order to obeythe commands 
of Christ. It rather seetns as though 
the time of trial and siftintr bus sur- 
rounded the people of God. lu [he 
Spring Creek Church, of Dauphin Co. 
Pa., times and seasons of prosperity 
seem lo be very fluctuating, hi our 
branch, some four years ago, during 
one winter and ,'iUinmer, we biptized 
some eighty individuals; but since 
that time we must close yearly with 
a few — can hardly keep up the full 
number, if we deduct the deceased 
the expelled and those who move to 
other quarters. May God help us, 
and revive tiiat life and energy in 
members, preachers and the people 
in general, that we may have a pros- 
perous future. 

Ou the i20th inst, I repaired to 
Lancaster, where the Hymn Book 
Committee convened again lor the 
purpose of completing the compiling 
of our pending book. There I found 
the beloved bicthren, Gray 
of York county, and John Hertzler, 
aud B. Balsbauiih, o( Berks county, 
at the house of Bro Jacob lleiuhold, 
where we continued our labors in 
company until 3 o'clock n. m. of the 
2'2in\, at which time the two broth- 
ers from Perry county left for home, 
theu the remainder of the work rested 
on myself, Grey aud Reinholil, which 
we accomplished ou the 23rd, all pre- 
pared and put in the pi inter's liaods. 
John Baer's sons at Lancaster, who 
ofiered to do the printing uiuch cheap- 
er thau any otbeis consulted. When 
the bargain was made, we inquired 
how soon we could get a lot of th e 
bobks for distribution? To which 
be replied ; " In about three months. 
Also attended preaching at Lan- 
caster ou the two evenings in succes- 
sion. The first evenins we happened 
to meet brother Isaac Myers from III. 
at meeting and because he was from 
a distance, we called ou him to take 
the lead. lie theu addressed the 
congregation, taking for his subject : 
" The eyes of the Lord are upon the 
righteous, aud His ears are open to 
their prayers, but the face of the 
Lord is against those that do evil." 
Bro. John Hertzler followed him. 
The nest evening at the same place, 
it became my lot, as the others were 
all absent.]^! took for a text; "Faith- i 
ful is he ihat caileth you." Thes. 5: 
24. Considered the first poit in 
English and the last part in German. 


but I have so far recovered Ihat I can 
now walk out a little, for which 
I feel to praise the I^rd. Previous 
to that time, that is, lOtli of Nov., I 
was c»nfin(d most oi' the time to the 
house for three weeks, with a verv 
bati felon on my finger, so I have 
been nfllicted for some time, but do 
not wish to complain. 

I will say to you that I received 
your prospectus and Almanac iu due 
time, but was sick when I received 
it, aud ever since, so that I have not 
beeu able lo do much in the way of 
getting subscriber.s for you, but by 
the blessing of God, 1 hope to get out 
.•^oon, aud then I will try to do what 
I can (or you in that way. 

The church is in a prosperous con- 
dition, as far as I know. There were 
a good many additions by baptism 
through the summer aud tall, which 
certainly is eucouraging to those of 
our brethren whose duty it is lo stand 
up between God aud man to defend 
bis cause. 

Now dear Pilorim a word to your 
readers. We all would like to have 
a good paper, and the only way we 
can expect to have it is to give the 
editors plenty of good copy, which 
they so much desire. If ttiey have 
only copy enough lo fill up the paper 
they cannot make any selection, but 
if those brethren aud sisters who have 
the language aud talent to write 
would keep them overstocked with 
their productions, so they could se- 
lect the good and caet the bad away, 
then we could and would have a good 
paper. I would encourage the sietois 
to write as they sometimes touch a 
tender cord where the brethren fail to 
do it. Wt hope, dear Pilgrim, that 
you will be able lo go out through 
the year ladeu with such things that 
will make the saints rejoice and sin- 
ners tremble. S. J. GAituEU. 

New lIorE, Augusta Co., Va. ) 
Jan. :20th, 1874. f 
Dear PVgrini : — We are glad you 
have commenced your visit to us 
again at the commencement of this 
year iu your enlarged form, which 
we think is a great improvement if 
the brethren aud sisters will give you 
plenty of good copy to fill up your 
columns. We have been silent for 
some time, and it is only through a 
kind turn of Providence that we are 
permitted to take up uur pen once 
more to let your readers hear from 
this part of Gou's heritage. It has 
pleased our Heavenly Father to afflict 
us somewhat in body, but we have 
tried at all times, while in our aOliC' 
tions, to humbly bow to His will 
knowing that He will do right with 
us, whether it is His will that we live 
or die. I liave been confined to ray 
room since the 10th of November, | 

North Georgetown, Ohio., \ 
Jan. 16th, 1874. j 
Brother H. B. Brumlxingh : — We 
are again indebted to that benificent 
hand that has granted unto us life 
aud another rich feast, as an earthly 
yet celestial blessing, for which we 
are thankful to the giver. 

We, the brelhreu and sisters of 
Sandy Church, of Colund)iaua and 
Stark counties, Ohio, enjoyed the 
benetitsof a series of meetings, and 
were favored in weather and the[)res- 
euce and labors of Bro. Juo. Nichol- 
son of Shanesville Ohio, formerly of 
tliis Church. He came to the Heims 
meetinghouse near Moultrie, ou the 
evening of Dec 20th, preached three 
sermous, from there to the Reading 
meetinghouse on the evening of the 
22iid. The audience was commenda- 
ble but not very large, but increased 
in number as well as interest as the 
meeting progressed. Bro. Nicholstin 
here preached eleven discouiscs with 
the zeal of a laithful laborer iu the 
vinyard of Ins Master. The cimrch 
was rtfre-shed by the genial sliowers 
of food for the inner man, reminded 
of her christiau dulies, and built up 
in the most holy faith, aud we liave 
reason to believe that some have cast 
their bread Ufton the ocean of Gods 
mercy, with the intenllun of getting 
it some days hence. Meeting closed 
ou Sunday 28th. That evening bro. 
N. preached at Freebiirg. 

We expect Jas. A. Rldenour of 
W. A' arrive here on JJk , 14th 
of February, to labor for us in the 
gooil cause for a few days. From 
here, some ot the brethren expect to 
accompanv him to Bristolville, Trum- 
bull Co. ill. 

John A. Clement 

Manor Ciicrch, Md., Jan. 3, 74. 

Dear Pilqrim :— We had au inter- 
esting series of meetings which com- 
menced on Christmas eve aud ended 
on the 30th. The services were held 
at the Mai. or Church each raornint' 
and evening, jiartofthc time, au3 
thou at the Church near Dowusville. 
Bro. Shcrfy, nf Getteysburg, Pa., 
was with us during all the meetings, 
and brethren Kphraim and Solomon 
Stoner and AV. H. Franklin part of 
the time. We enjoyed a refreshing 
season during the meetings and be- 
lieve many lasting impressions were 
made. On Wednesday morning the 
brelhreu left ns carrying with them 
our best wishes and prayers. E — . 


bfcauso he is born of 

And he ctiu not 
God. 1 John i: y 

pear Bilgrhii: I feel h'ke writing 
a few lines lor your readers upon the 
above text, as it has became a mat- 
ter of inquiry. I do not see the great 
trouble in solving the query, when we 
compare scripture with scripture. 
And iu order to give the view that 
1 have of this expiessiouof the apos- 
Lios, I will first iuvite the reader to 
look at this scripture iu couuectioa 
with 1 Cor. 2; 14: " But the ualural 
man reeeiveth not the things of the 
Npiritof God; for they are foolish 
uuto him : iieitiier can he know them, 
because thoy are spiritually discern- 
ed." Now we will discover that the 
natural man is by the Scriptures said 
to be in a state that he cau not dis- 
cern the things of the Spirit. 
Then according to this declara- 
lion, he must torever remain in 
this dilemma. But we see that he 
may break oft' from his sins by doing 
rigliteouauess. Now by comparing 
the natural mau with the spiritual 
man, we come to the conclusion, that, 
in one dwells the seed of the Loixl, 
aud in the other the seed of the devil. 
Then as the one begins to read about 
Jesus and the love of God, tiis ^pir- 
dual blindness begins to vanish, aud 
he begins lo see some bcauly and 
grandeur that he never saw before, 
and he still pursues his search, and 
.>itill new beauties are presented to hia 
mental vision, and, as a consequence, 
the seed of the wicked one is being 
weakened all this time, aud lie thus 
goes on until he becomes a S|)iritual 
man, by doing what the Lord has 
required at his hand, aud he is thus 
born of God and becomes a child of 

Now as these graces are increased 
iu the natural mau, until he i:i a 
child of God, so by reversing the op- 
eration, the seed of God is uprooted 
by man sutieriug himself tobe leiupt- 
ed and drawn away of his own luats 
which war in his members. But, 
says one, it is said he can not sin, so 
it was said that the ualural man inn 
7i--)t discern the thiugsof the spirit. 
Yet we can show that tliere is a pro- 
cess l>y which ho may change. Aud 
now we will show that there is a 
way by which the child of G^nl may 
be changed, see John, 3 : 6, "Whoso- 
ever aUideth in him sinncdi not." 
Now how do we abide iu him, (for 
the above quotation would inqily a 
possibility of tailure,) see John 15: 
1©, " If ye keep my comniaudracnts, 
ye shall abide in my love ; even as I 
have kept my Fathei » command- 
ments, aud abide in his love." Here 
again we notice that it is upon con- 
dition, "If ye keep, tic.'' which 
wjuld lead us at once to the conclu- 
sion that if we do not keep the com- 
mandments, we will fiil to abide in his 
love, aud thus we fad to be his chil- 
dren, for his seed does not remain iu 



us, aoy longer than we abide io his 
love, lor if we do not abide in his 
love, wcdo not abide in him. 

Again see 1 Cor. 10: 12, "where- 
fore iet him that ihinketh he etaud- 
eth, tuke liced lest he full." Thus we 
see that Paul did not understand that 
they could not sin, (or go back) for 
again ho says, "we are not of them 
that draw back unto perdition," kc. 
Peter also tells us what to do, and says 
if ye do these things ye shall never 
^ fall. And in conclusion I will say 
that this is the kind of a sin tliat I 
tliink is bpokea of la the text, and 
not mere weakness. 

A. Hutchison. 

Ccnlervicw. 31o. 


Tjic following we give to show what may 
bo ftccompIiHlicd by onrncht workers, oven 
undur tbt most advei'Bo circumstances. A 
numlicr of our agents are now turning tlicir 
attciitioQ to those outside of our meniber- 
ftbip, and are now succeedinf; very well, 
Tbit) Is a move in the right direction, as we 
should feel as anxious to have uthers read 
our periodlcalK, as we are to have them hear 
UK preach. That the PiLOrUM bas bpcri Ibe 
meauH of doing good in promulgating ihc 
doctrine of (Christ is acknowledgui! by all. 
If 80, why not make a greater eflorl to en- 
large its circulation ? £d. 

hrof:. Bnimhaugh : — I am raost 
happy to inform you that the ever 
dear IMloium. is again paying us its 
wolcoino visits which are ghnily re- 
ceived. I was getting very lonewome 
during (he few weeks that it did not 
coiuc. I have been at work for yiui 
wherever an opportunity was^ ollercd 
and liave succeeded in g''tting you a 
few more subscribers. I have three 
names to send ywu now, which makes 
in all, eleven uumep, two of which 
are rcspeclable members of the Metli- 
odiHt church. I am doing all I can 
to increase its circulation, and meet 
but very few but what would love to 
read it. I moot a few who say they 
have no time to read it. Sueh 1 sup- 
pose would not have time to read the 
Bible nor go to jireaehing. 

I have voiuntcored in lahoriog for 
the I'lLORiM because I believe by so 
doing I am aiding a good cause as I 
know it has been instrumental in 
turning slnnerB from the power ofsa- 
tan tunn God, the Father. I was talk- 
in g h(! other day, about taking the 
['I'ltiiilM and tlie nnicli good reatUug 
it contained wlien an old sister said, 
"Oil liow I would love to read it if I 
Gill) knvw how to pay for it. ' When 
I loM her how liberal yoti were, she 
said, " T must have it. I can pnj' for 
it louring the year, if I live." There 
ate a great many who, no ilouht, 
s.7otil.l take the riuiltiM if th(.«y had 
an opportunity and knew how to get 
it, as lluMi' are a largo number in 
this country a« well us others, who 
never hear the Brethren preach, and 
where the 3*!I.orim goes and is hand- 
ed friuu one to fln<)lher, as is done in 
r^.ai^V places, it has done as much 
(jood as preaching. This I know to 
be a fuet and therefore feel to say ; 
Breihrt-n and Sisters, ft-t-l Interested 
;r. the Pii.oium cause and do all you 
can foi it, both V>y laboring to in- 
caea*e fhe circulation and praying 
for its editors that they tnay be en- 
coiiraged and strengthened in pro- 
mulgr^ the truth as it is in Christ 
Jesus. Mfiy the I/)rd bleva us all. 
From vonr sister. N. ('house. 

Oak'Hall, \V. \'... 


Dear fitoihr KtliUnsi — Our win- 
ter to the present hfis been a favora- 
ble one to farmers. We think there 
has been a sutlicioncy of rain to iu 

sure anofher grain crop. December 
3d. we had a regular '* Eastern fash- 
ioned" snow storm. It reminded me 
very much of by-gone days in III., 
where we never missed a winter's 
sleigh ride, but it ia of rare occur- 
rence here. Our neighbors tell us 
more snow iell in this storm than has 
fallen in the whole ot twenty-five 
years before altogether. It fell to the 
depth of 8 inches in Suisnn Valley, 
but at present, our valley (Suisun,) is 
assuming a more spring-like appear- 
ance. Vegetation is springing forth 
rapidly, and soon hill and valley will 
be a continuous green. I think it 
now is California's raost delightful 
season, I send enclosed $1..50 to re- 
new subscription to PiLGiu.>f, [ dls- 
remember at what time the term ex- 
pires, but 1 feel that 1 cannot do with- 
out the paper, isolated as I am from 
the main body of the Churcli. There 
are only two of ua here in Suisun Val- 
ley, so we seldom hear the doctrine 
preached in its purity. Elders Geo. 
Wolfe of Lathrop, and J. Myers of 
Almeda, kindly favored us with the 
blessed opportunity this winter, preach- 
ing for us a numher of tiraes. The 
subjects were well selected pnd ably 
delivered. The attendance was good 
an i the best of order prevailed. We 
hope to have preaching quite often, 
ay those good ministers tell us we are 
not forgotten, nor shall not be neg- 
lected. We feel truly thankful that 
we are held in such kind remem- 
brance. Yours truly, 

Carrie P. Fostee. 
Cordelia, Cal. 

Dear Brethren : W e had a series 
of meetings at Shiloh, commencing 
on the night of the I6tb iust., and 
continued until the 24lh, good order 
and attention to the word preached. 
Eleven souls were convinced of sin, 
and eight were baptized. There was 
a litne of rejoicing such as was never 
known at this place before. Others 
were, we believe, seriously impressed, 
insomuch that we think they too will 
get the consent of their mind to de- 
lay no longer. The following minis- 
ters were present ; W. H. & God- 
ftly Shaffer, Wm. and Elias Anvil, 
Isaac Ball, James H. Holsberry and 
the writer, May God carry on the 
good work, is my prayer, 

J. M. WELI^S, 

Corinth, Va. 

Bro. John D. Baer, ofSomerset, 
Pa., says: "The Brethren of Quema- 
houiug congregation had a meeting 
ofa week, which closed on Sunday 
after Christmas. They had two ad- 
ditions to the church. The meeting 
was held in the meetinghouse near 
Sipesville. Brother Hilderbrand of 
the Conemaugh congregation aud 
liro. Jos. Berkey of Shade, were 
present and preached. 

Query. — Will some brother pleise 
^:ve an cxpla ration on the following 
passages of scripture: Mark 1 : 43 — 

Why did he tell leper "to tell no 
man"? Have we any Scripture on 
record that He did tell them not 
ti keep it seciet? A full explana- 
tion is desired. D. S. Replogle. 


God willing, there will be a serie.'i 
of meetings in the Aughwick Chu rcb 
commencing in Germany Valley, at 
the Hrethren's Meeting-house, on 
Satur<lay evening, February 2l8t, '74. 
AH who desire to be with us are here- 
by cordially invited, bv order of the 
Church. J.'B. Garver. 

Brother BrumJjaugh, please an- 
nounce through your columns thatthe 
brethren of Cihppaway church intend 
holding a series of meetings commenc- 
ing on the evening of the 14th of 
Feb. 1874, at the Beech Grove meet- 
inghouse. A general invitation is 
extended to all, and especially to 
ministering brethren. By oider of 
the church. D. M. Irvin. 

tSuiithvUtf., Ohio. 


The District Meeting of 1S73, in 
Southern III., authorized me to have 
the Minutes of said meeting printed, 
and send copies to all Churches in 
Southern 111. This I have done, but 
have just received a letter stating 
that all have not been supplied. I 
still have a few copies on hand, and 
if any other Church has failed to get 
copies, they will please inform mc 
immediately. Please inclose a stamp, 
and address J. H. Moore, UrOana, 
C/iampaign Co. III. 


FLOKY— PERRY.— By Eld. Martin Gar- 
ber, at bis residence, Nov. 16th, 1873, 
Eld. Saml. Floiy of Keokuk Co., Iowa, 
to sister Elizabeth Perry of Augusta Co., 
Va. S. J. G. 

WISE— METZGER.— Attbe residence of 
the brides father, Jan. 4, 1874, Isaac 
Wise of C:uToU county, Ind., to Susan 
Metzger of Clinton Co., Ind. 

ZAHN— BRICKER.— On January 18,1874. 
Joseph Zahn of Carroll Co , to Sarah 
Bricker of Clinton Co., Ind, 

I. N. CniPK. 


DILLING— Jan, 27, 1873, in the bounds 
of the Clover Creek Congregation, sister 
Barbani DiUing, aged 73 yrs. , C mos. and 
23 days. Funeral services improved by 
Eld. D M. Holsingor and the writer 
from Isaiah 85: 10. 

BAKER.— May 23, '72, John Irvin son of 
Bro. Jacob and sister Elizabeth Baker, 
aged 1 year, 5 mos. 27 days. Funeral im- 

E roved by G. W. Brinnbaugh and Jac. 
. Wineknd, from Amos 4: 12. 

LEIDY.— Jan. 10, '74, Lizzio Alice daugh- 
ter oi Daniel and Catharine Leidy, aged 
10 years and 16 days. Funeral services 
improved by the writer from Rev. 20: 13. 
T. B. Maddocks. 

ACKER,— Jan 9, '74, Henry Acker, aged 
66 years, 3 mos. 31 days. Funeral im- 
proved by Eld. J. W. Brumbaugh in the 
English and G. W. Brumbaugh in the 
German, from Heb. 9: 27. 

DRAKE.— In Shirleysburg, Huntingdon 
Co., Pfl., Nov. 8. 1873, Margaretta, wid- 
ow of Philip Drake, dec'd, aged 83 years, 
1) mos. and 8 days. Occasion improved 
by the brethren, from Heb. 9 : 27. 

BYERS.— In the Augliwick District, Nov. 
39, 1873, Elizabeth Byei-s, wife of Solo- 
mon Byers, aged 74 years, 4, mos. and 29 
days. Occasion improved by the breth- 
ren, A. L. KuNCE. 
MILLER. — Near Roaring Springs, Jan 5, 
1874, H. B. son of J. H. and Martha Mil- 
ler, aged 7 mos. and 10 days. 
DEinL.— Nov. 28, '73, of diptheria, Geo- 
W. son of Bro. Daniel and sister — 
Deihl, aged 4 years, 4 mos. and 18 days. 
Funeral improved by Eld. Jacob Miller 
aud J. W. Brumbaugh, from James 4: 
18, 17. 

The happy home of Bro. Dcihl, was made 
sad by the afflicting hand taking hold of all 
the children and thovigh medical aid \v,%s re- 
sorted to, yet little George, the youngest, 
the darling of the famdy, was called to 
sleep in Jesus. Father and mother, broth- 
ers and sisters, will yon meet me in heaven? 
MARTZ.— Ill the Manor Church, Md., on 
the 18th inst., our aged sirtcr Catharine 
Mart?., aged 87 yeare, 7 mos. and 7 days. 
Funeral services by Elds. A. Cost and L. 
Eramerl, fi-om 1 Peter 1: 23-25. 
Sister Mart/, united herself with the 
church in early life, lived a consistent mem- 
ber 54 years, leaves a number of children 
to mourn their loss, her husband, a brother, 
having diid 11 years ago. Her father Chris- 
li;in Harslimftii, was a minister among the 
Brelhivn in Frederick county, Md. Many 
years ago her grandfather immigrated from 
France, and died at theaiWanced age of 120 
jear«. jAcon Reichahd. 

OBONXOR.— In Springfield. O., of chol- 
era, July 2!). 1878, sister Evaline Obon- 
nor, aged 56 years. 

She was taken sick in the momi..o-«>, 
6 o'clock, and died about ? o'cSf JJ^^ 
evening. She suffered no pain, and 4a« 
perfectly conscious all day I never 
any onti so resigned in my life, sho did n,^ 
want to get well. She said when lir^t t.^ 
ken my ume is up, I am going to die. As 
Brethren did not come, the services wpT! 
performed by Rev. Mr. Ketchum, of Centra 
St. Jlcthodist Church. ^"'^ 

Lompanton please copy. 

NEY.— In the Panther Creek Church Dal 
las Co., Iowa, Dec. 7th. 1873, sister Sa- 
na, wife of Henry Ney, aged 45 years 8 
months and 9 days. ' 

In her affliction, 'she suffered greatly but 
she bore her affliction with Christian' for- 
titude. In her affliction, she called for the 
Elders of the Church to anoint her. Ac- 
cordingly she was anointed in the name of 
llie Lord, to the strenglliening of her faith 
She then resigned herself into the hands of 
the Lord. Her (uneral was attended by a 
large concourse of sympathizing friends 
and the occasion improved by Eld. D. Lung 
and others, from Psalm 23: 4. 

Geo. Dethick. 
PLOUGH.- In the Upper Cumberland Dis- 
trict, near Newville, Jan. 23d, 1874, 
Samuel 9. Plough, aged 31 years, 9 mos! 
and 17 days. 

The subject of this notice was only sick 
about six days, during which time, he suf- 
fered very great pain, without hardly any 
intermission until he breathed his last, He 
was a very fine young man and a seeker of 
salvation for years, and of late concluded to 
unite with the brethren, and intended to be 
baptized ne.xt summer, but 0, how sadly 
disappointed death came to him, before the 
fcummer season. Nevertheless lie held fest 
to his Savior, whom lie professed to liave 
found to his souls comfort, consolation and 
salvation, yet he expressed himself that if 
the good Lord would spai-e him to get well, 
he would attend to being baptized, as soon 
as able. But as he found that liis part was, 
to make the great ajd sidemn change, he 
quietly and willingly submitted to the will 
of the Lord. He leaves a sorrowing wid- 
ow, and one small son, a father and mother, 
one brother and four sisters, to mourn Their 
loss, but they do not sorrow as those who 
have no hope. Services by the brethren 
from Luke 12; 40, " Be ye therefore ready 
also,'' &c. Dan'l Keller, Sr. 

CoTttpanion please copy. 

FILBURN.— In the upper Miami Co,, Dec. 

12, 1873, brother Peter Filburn, aged 76 

years, and 3 months. Funeral occasion 

improved by brethren Peter Nead and 

Abram Flory, from Rev. 14: 13, toalarge 

concourse of people. 

Brother Filburn was born in Neckerhaus, 
Kingdom of Wertemburg. Germanic con- 
federation, Sept. 1799. Came to the Uni- 
ted States of America ih the year 1818. 

In 1822 he was married to Elizabeth 
Harshbargcr, and in 1829 emigrated to 
Montgomery county, O , from Maryland, 
In 1853 he moved to Miami county, (where 
he lived to the time of liis decease.) where 
his wife died in 1856, and in 1857 he was 
married again to Dabora Overholtzur, who 
survives him. ■ . 

Brother Filburn was one of our plain old 
members. He was a niemher of the Breth- 
ren for upwards of dO years, and his seat 
was seldom vacant in the sanctuary, and in 
conversing with him, his conversation was 
principally from the scriptures, and of Heav- 
enly things, instead of worldly matters. 

The Bible wa.s the only book that he read, 
and he almost knew it by heart, By his 
death the church has lost a faithful mem- 
ber, the community a good neiglibor, and 
the needy a charitable hand. 

Some lime before his decease he told the 
writer to see that liis burial was conducted 
in the old order, to have a plain coffin, aud 
to bo hauled to the gravein a wagon instead 
of a hearse, and ivaH buried in the cemetery 
at Spring Grove. Peace to his ashes. 

H. H. Arnold. 

FRANTZ.— NearMillersburg.ElkhartCo., 
Ind,, Oct. 12, 1873, in Rockrun District, 
brother Peler Frautz, aged 70 years, 5 
mos. aud 2 days. He ws.** a consistent 
member of the Brethren Church for many 
years, He leaves a wife and many chil- 
dren to mourn their loss. Funeral ser- 
vices by Elders Daniel Shively, Jacob 
Berky, Levi Weaver and others, from 
James 1: 10, 11. Anna Fjt.\NTZ. 


Isainh Horner Jl. 
Israel M Bennett 1, 
Jacob Weaver 3. 
Geo W Cress 
.lost-pb Zahn 
J & S Kurtz 
D M Foglesanger 9, 
John Showalter 2, 
Wm C Hipes 
C F. Wirt 
Michael Myers 
John Clement 12. 
Daniel Miller 
Wm B Sell 

,50 Jacob Wagoner 
,50 SM Pretzman 
,60 Isnac Barto\» 
60 J F Sanger 
70 J C >?etskor 
75 H. Mussihnan 
.00 FW Dove 
.00 Emanuel Slifer 
.UO A L Funck 
.00 Mary Moomaw 
,.50M XicCIoughen 
00 John Forny 
.50 AndStalknaker 
50 E Nighswander 















Youth's Department. 


Ifow and then a shining pebble, 

jVs we walk the wave-washed strand, 
Smiles upon our passing footsteps, 

From its lowly bed of sund. 
Now and then a virgin rose-bud, 

Breatbes upon us by the way; 
ind iis sweet delicirms fragrance, 

On the breeze doth round us stray. 

And in win-ter's desolation. 

While the naked boughs are seen, 
There amid its bleak surroundings, 

SroilcB the pine-top evergreen. 
Thougli the road be rough and weary, 

■Till we rcacli the mountain height, 
Then are we repaid our climbing, 

By the prospect gi-aud and bright, 

God hath placed these things to please ua, 

All along our path each day; 
Emblems faint that just before ua, 

There arc better tilings than they. 
These arc green spots as we travel, 

Oases on "weary" ground, 
Left there by our lo.ving Father, 

By the pilgrim to be found, 

Happy he whf> sees the beauty. 

Leaves the bitter, tastes the sweet, 
And enjoys eaoh pleasing object 

He may on his pathway meet. 
Thus will gloom be quickly scattered, 

And the sun will brightly shine, 
Alt of sadness be defeated. 

And a happy life be thine. 


Eotcr not into the path of the wicked 
and go not in the way of evil men Prov. 
4: U. Walk not thou in the way with 
them, refrain thy foot from their path. 

There are many things ui the Bi- 
ble tliat are important to the young, 
but nothing, perhaps, more so than 
to strictly obey the above good advice 
or couiraaiidnit'Tit. 

There are raany persons who keep 
bad company but think there is no 
barm in it, because they do not par- 
ticipate in any of their bad habits. 
Tbisisaworngidea as it is not natural 
for sheep to go into the compaf.y of 
wolves witiiout endangering their 

In the path of the wicked there is 
Qogood, and as certain as you go in- 
to U, so certain you receive injuries 
either your person or character. 
Tbe.wiclved will eitlier devour you 
or n.ake you as bad as they are them- 

I have beard boys who have been 
learning in this path, say, " I am no 
%htiug character but I will not be 
imposed upon." That boys charac- 
ter Was already tainted witii the spir- 
|tof the company which he kept, and 
^y remaining a little while longer un- 
der their instruction, will find him- 
^^'^ i» a position that will impose 
"pon him, and according to liis own 
resolution, he will be to light it out. 

I ouce was asked by a voung man 
^"o^«e brother had been 'in a fight, 
"lerstating the particnlar.s, how I 
^0"1J have escaped fighting, if I had 
jenimposed upon as was his broth- 

• I toH him that fights had their 
^^'^^es aud the best way to avoid 

^'»» IS to remain away from the 
^<^^ where the troubles commence. 

/"e young men and boys are im- 
tim k"^'°" «"*i in trouble all the 
e. but It is t6oir own fault, as they 

«f 111, 


)■ limning in the patli 

' '"'"'^'A, where such ihiDgs are 
iich was the case 

,i„ ". " uei 

,X7"'»"cl. S, 

i»»tead ^/ ""."^ "''"■ O" Sunday, 

i„„ ' , , S"'"g 'o Church or rea.l- 

e good hooks he went off to some 

S"'«"i"S boys who were in the 

habit of lying, swearing and fighting 
and as a result, he got into trouble! 
when if he liad remained away from 
them, he would not have been im- 
posed upon, nor would there have 
been any call for a fight. Therefore, 
if I were to give advice, I would do 
it before the trouble commences. 

Another important advantage of 
keeping good company is the educa- 
tion we receive. In good company, 
«e come in contact with good and 
proper conversation whereby, we 
learn to converse properly, and about 
things that are right and honorable, 
but in the path of the wicked, we 
learn things that are unbecoming and 
unfits us (or decent society. 

Remember, dear young reader, the 
time will soon come that we all must 
make our mark and it depends largely 
upon the company we keep, whether 
it shall be honorable or dishonorable, 
whether we will be somebody or no- 
body. And after that, the more im- 
portant time will come, when we shall 
he called lo eternity. If we are 
found in the path of the wicked with 
the wicked we will be to take our part 
in eternity. Therefore, walk not tliou 
in the way with them, but refrain 
thy foot from their palh because, in 
the end, it leads to destruction. 

John A. Myers. 

SlerUng, Vi'dd Co., Col. 


When the children of Israel were 
journeying through tlie wilderness, on 
their way to the land of Canaan, 
they often disobeyed God. 

At one time they complained 
against God, although he took care of 
them every day, and gave them what 
they needed to eat and drink. He 
then, to punish thera, sent among 
them fiery serpents, whicli were so 
poisonous that nil who were bitten by 
them soon died. The people then 
seemed sorry for their sin ; and Mo- 
ses, who was their leader, prayed that 
God would have mercy on them. 

(iod heard them in tlieir distress, 
and told Moses to make a serpent of 
brass, and put it on a pole, that all 
that looked at it might be cured. Ilow 
eagerly the people who had been bit- 
ten looked up to the brazen serpent I 

I suppose some of the people tho't 
it was such a simjde thing to do, it 
couldn't possibly do them any good; 
and so a great many lost their lives, 
because they wouldn't look up when 
God told them to. 

God's commands are never loo sim- 
ple to be obeyed, and those who obey 
him cheerfully are always the happi- 

He calls on all little children to 
pray to hira, and ask him to forgive 
them when they have done wrong. 
And he is always ready to do so, if 
he sees they are really sorry in tlieir 


lu a country town, many years 
ago, some children were met for a so- 
cial evening at an old farm house- 
and while the sport w.asat its lieight, 
a little hoy thought it would be fun- 
ny to draw a chair out from under a 
little nirl, and let her sit down on 
the floor. 

He watched his opportunity, aud 
made the attempt ; but the little girl 
seeing what he was doing, jumped 
back into the chair, and striking her 
spine upon one of its projections,! 

broke her back. For seven years, 
from fourteen to twenty-one, she lay 
upon her bed, and during all that 
lime was carried from her chamber 
to the parlor but once. 

Thirty years have passed ; I have 
just returned from a visit to her sick 
chamber. Thirty years of disability 
and pain as the consequence of a 
thoughtless deed by a little hoy. A 
few strangers minisler to her daily 
wants, without whose said she would 
be sent to the poor-house, or home 
for the wretched and homeless poor. 

Terrible consequences to follow a 
thoughtless act. Let hoys be careful. 
Let all remember that consequences 
walk hand in hand with every deed, 
and that for all our deeds, God will 
bring us into judgment." Ctrislian 


" I wont tell a lie ! I wont he a 
coward," said a fine little fellow, 
when he had broken a little statue of 
Ills father's in showing it to his play- 
mates, and they were telling him how 
he could deceive his father and escape 
a scolding. He was right. Cow- 
ards tell lies ; brave little boys tell 
the truth. So was Charlie Manu 
right, and was rewarded for it, as the 
follewing story will show : 

A young offender whose name was 
Charlie Mann, smashed a large pane 
of glass ia a drug-store aud ran away 
at first, for he was slightly frighten- 
ed ; but he quickly began to think, 
" What am I running for ? It was 
an accident ; why not turn about aud 
tell the truth ? 

No sooner thought than done. 
Charley was a brave hoy , he told 
the truth — how the ball with which 
he was playing slipped out of his 
hand, how Irightened he was, how sor- 
ry too, at the mischief done, and how 
williug to pay if be had the money- 
Charley did not havethe money, but 
he could work, aud to work he went 
at once, in the very store where he 
broke the glass. It took him a long 
time to pay for the large and e.xpens- 
ive pane he had shattered ; but when 
done ,he had endeared himself so 
much to the store-keeper by his fidel- 
ity and truthfulness, that he could 
not hear of his going away, and 
Charley became his clerk. '* Ah, 
what a lucky day it was when I broke 
that window, " lie used to say. 

" iS'o, Ciiarley," his mother would 
respond, " what a lucky ilay it was 
when you was not afraid to lell the 
truth.'' — y'oiUh's Cutiipanion. 



Little Nellie, who was. only four 
year:, old, no sooiiL-r saw work laid 
aside than she ran to her mother's 
knee auil claiiueJ a seat there. .Mrs. 
Lee lifltd lier to her lap, aud weut 
on busily thinking of her duties and 
cares while she rock'-d. herself and 
Nellie to and fro. 

For a while, Nellie amused herself 
very quietly by winding a string in 
aud out tliruugli her fingers; but 
presently slie began talking to her- 
self in a low tyne : " When i say my 
prayer-*, God says, ' Hark, angels, 
while I hear a little noise !' " 

Her mother asked her what noise 
was that. 

" A little girl's noise. Then the 
aogels will do just so" (shutting her 
nmutb ve'-y tight, aud keeping very 
still for a niomenr) " till I say Amen." 

I wonder if the children who read 
this story of little Xellie liave ever, 
thought bow wonderiul it is that' 
God always hears their prayers. I 

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NO 6. 




Busy fancy fondly gazing, 
Down the varied vale of time, 
On ft mighty scene is seizing. 
To tlie Christian most sublime. 
When the conflicts heavy rattle, 
On tUe balmy air shall die; 
And the ;;lnora anil ft'ar of battle, 
Be dispelled from every sky. 

When the enemy's dark forces, 
Shnll be vanquished and dismayed; 
And destruction's dismal aourcei, 
Be o'erburdeued with the dead. 
When the fainting ami of mortal, 
Fails to crusli the crafty foe; 
See, from Heavens potent portal, 
Jesus* forth, thefinai;i)Iow. 

Then the direful conflict over, 
They who virtue's path havo trod; 
Lasting peace shall quick discover, 
'MiJ the ransomed host of God, 

Then with vroTORY on each banner, 
Shall the multitude convene; 
In the golden tinted glimmer 
Of tlie glory now unseen. 

Oh! methiuka I see them gather, 
Where the wavelets kiss the sand; 
Priceless jewels of the Father, 
Loving creatures of His hand. 
Whil'stthc anthem louilly sweiling 
O'er the ever verdant plains, 
Each Celestial valley filling. 
Wakes the angels loud refrain. 

Now commingling in mid-ether, 
Lo! the goiden pillars quake, 
As the holy strains together, 
O'er triumphant Ziou brijak. 


(For tllO PiLORlM.J 


Where Jo our tboughls originate? 
Some, taking tlie expression from 
the Bitile and elsewhere literally, 
would answer, in the heart. Among 
tile many mysterious aud wonderful 
partaoftlie human mechanism, the 
heart has perhaps been the most not- 
ed, and by uo means the best under* 
stood. The ancients knew that it is 
the most vital aud sensitive part of 
the body, but their aucurate knowl- 
edge does not seem to have extended 
niuch farther, as thej fell into the er- 
ror of supposing the heart to lie, not 
only the seat of life, but also the 
abode of the soul and the source of 
all the nobler emotions, such as cour- 
age, mercy, generosity and love. 
This idea engrafted many words and 
expressions upon their languoge, and 
these in turn have been used b/ all 
eucceeding writers, even the most en- 
lighteued. "Outuf the abundance 
otthe heart the mouth speaketh," as 
well as the more modern version, " If 
tlie heart is right, all is right,"— both 
bear the testimony in this connection ; 
as do the terms " tender-hearted," 
" pore- hearted,'' " heart-felt *' to 
learn by heart," " large-hearted," and 
"uudreds of other phrases in every- 
day use. 

But when the intelligent use these 
Plirases they do not wish to be un- 

derstood literally, as it is universal- 
ly admitted tliat the thoughts origin- 
ate in the mind which has its seat, 
not in the heart but in the brain. 
It is the mind tliat thinks, that feels 
and that wills. 

We can not think without think- 
ing abcmc eomothing and this some- 
thing is the oljeci of thought. It 
may be real or ideal, an object 
of perception or a product of the 
imagination ; it may also be pure 
or impure, according to the way in 
which we tliink about it. To the 
pure, all things are pure. Nothing 
that Gud has created should awoken 
in our minds unholy thouglits; but a 
base mind sees a taint in everything 
every object af perception has some 
blemish, and every picture of the im 
I agination is defaced by some spot or 
wrinkle. I', is not thus with the 
" pure iu heart." Like Peter on th 
house top, they may sometimes see 
things that have a tendency to awak- 
en improper thoughts, but, like Peter, 
they soon learn that whatGod Las 
cleansed no one has a right to call 
common or unclean. The good man 
can not prevent the birds from flying 
across his orchard, but he can prevent 
them from buildiug their nests in 
his choice ajtple tree. So he may not 
be able at all times to keep dark 
thoughts from crossing his mind, but 
he can avoid harboring those 
thoughts until sin is conceived and 
the soul's integrity lost. When the 
tempter conies he can say, " thus it 
ie written, get thee behial me Satan." 
Iu my own short christian experience 
I liave found no better method than 
this for getting rid of evil thoughts. 
The Word is our sharpest sword. We 
ueed noue sharper if we know how 
to use it, and use it properly. It is 
the oniy weapon that Christ used in 
that great encountur in which all the 
hosts of Sataa were defeated. I have 
found that by letting the mind dwell 
prayerfully on some text, it is an 
easy matter to get rid of thougiits 
that I had vainly tried to shakeof^by 
mere force of will or purpose. The 
mind must have its chambers occu- 
pied by tenants, and every vacant 
room will be filled with Imps no mat- 
ter how much we strire in our own 
stiengtb to keep it empty, **swept and 

The Imiwrtauce of entertaining on- 
ly good, pure thoughts, can not be 
over estimated. Thought is the 
main-spring of action. All the wrong 
doing that has ever disgraced our 
eartli has been tlie fruit of wrong 
thinking. On the other hand, "a 
right will is right action, and though 
such a will by the movement of a 
bpirit emprisoned in a body all para- 

lyzed and moveless, it is stronger 
than the univerHe." God judges ac- 
tions by the motives that prompted 
tliem. In His sight good actions 
will not make up for evil intentions. 
A pure, noble mind is the only foun- 
tain-head of a truly noble life. The 
mind's eye It is that causes the whole 
body to be full of light or full of 
darkness, according as it Is single or 
the The soul's purity un- 
derlies all purity. It, made pure, 
all else becomes so ; it is the " inside 
of the cup or platter " spoken of by 
the Savior. If it is made pure by the 
removal and oxclusiou of bad tho'ts 
and desires, the outside, or our words 
and actions will also become pure. 
As the tree is so must the fruit be. 

Hence purity of thought is essen 
tial to our happiness both here and 
liereafter. For when good thoughts 
are abscut, bad ones are sure to be 
present, — present to rob us of an ap- 
proving conscience, which is the pre 
requisite of all genuine happiness. 
Without this we can not enter that 
golden city, above whose arch-way is 
inscribetJ, " Nothing impure can enter 
here.'" Dissembled holiness is double 
iniquity. Without BanctiOed thought 
melody is mockery, prayer is blasphe- 
my and worship worse than l:i)-ser- 
vice. The empty lamp, the close 
shut door, the dread " too kite "- 
all should teach tlie value of honest 
convictions, purity of thought, and 
the dangerous folly of making reli 
gion a cloak, Christiao'ty a mere 
name, and by this course becoming a 
foolish Virginia the end. "Blessed 
are the pure in heart, for they shall 
see God." J. M. ZucK, 

Lebanon, Ohio. 

[For tbe Piloris. ] 

Paul says, Christ sent roe to preach 
the Gospel, not with wisdom of words 
4c. What a strain of thought, must 
have rcse from the disciples at Cor- 
iulh. at the time Paul spoke these 
word-, from the fact that there were 
divisions and contentions among 
them, for he .says, " that every one of 
ynu &ay, I am of Paul, I of Apollo, I 
of CVphas, and of Christ.," He then 
goes on and tells them that Christ Is 
not divided, &c., and we certainly 
think that his followers should not 
he bigoted. But wc will see wheth- 
er thi' words are not applicable now- 
a-days. Bo wc not heax hretiiren 
say, after ft sermon by a certain Bro., 
that's my man, he preaches up the 
the old land marka, or, if you please, 
tlie brethren's " uniform." After a 
wiiile another Bro. comes and preach- 
es : after the meeting is over, It k 
nothing strange to hear brethren say, 

that's my man, he knows how to ban- 
die those close fisted money brethren. 
Doos not this look as though wc 
were standing In tlie same channel, 
as those Corinthian bretnren did, of 
hich Paul makes moution as being 
contentious, and reproves them sharp- 
ly. Now, we think, it is not wise 
nor j)rudeut for any brother or sister 
to make use of auch slang phrases ; as 
they are detrimental to both speaker 
and liearere. Our words should be 
well seasoned. A hint to the wise is 
sufficient. C. H. Waller. 

JSerlin, Pa. 

Fob tuc FluiRiu- 


To be successful in what is under- 
taken is the desire of all men. Un- 
derlying eucce&H are a few principles 
that but few hove really ever thought 
much of. 

1. As a rule, a man will uot suc- 
ceed iu more than onelliingat a time. 
If two he uuderlakcn, one must 
be neglected or there ie no success. 
Man's adaptation is such that he really 
ought not to have more than one oc- 
cupation, aud then study well to suc- 
ceed iu that, letting other people's bu- 
siiietsB alone. 

2. A man iu order to succeed 
must bo contented with his employ- 
ment, and not be oonti'nually desiring 
a change. 

3. He must he indubtrious, labor- 
ing to be useful in his bnsiness or he 
is sure to fail. 

Those facts underly all success, in 
all cases, and especially in that of a 
mini.sler. If he conceutratea all his 
powers to make of himself a useful 
niiuister, and succeeds, he is most 
sure to fail in somo other pursuits of 
life, and for this simple reason a ma- 
jority of tlie ablest ministers in the 
world die in poverty. If to the con- 
trary, a minister succeeds in the oth- 
er general pursuits of lite, he is most 
sure to fail as a minister ; we cannot 
generally succeed iu two things at 
the same time, the one must yield to 
the other. J. II. Moore. 

The world needs men of large 
hearts; men who think and feel (or 
othetB ; men who, for the sake of oth- 
ers, can make some sacrilices. The 
whole church need": a new baptism — 
the baptism of Ihelloly Ghost. Noth- 
ing else, it seems to me, will ever get 
us away from ourselves, that is, our 
own personal interests. There are 
congregations not a few that are so 
circumscrihed by their own selfisb 
nritions, that they hardly ever do 
anything except that which immedi- 
ately concerns their own personal in- 
terest. The world may go to rum for 
all they care, only so tliey have things 
comfortable themselves. 




And the spirit and llio brido say Corao. 
Aud Icl him that heareth, Ray Come. And 
let him that is alhirst. Come. And wlioao. 
CTcr will, k't him tiike tho water o! life free- 
ly.— Rov. 22:17. 

This language is fxpressive of the 
faithfulnesa aiul will of Go! that all 
men should he saved. St. Paul sayf*, 
"God IB fjiithful by whom ye are 
called unlo tho fuilowship of his Sou 
Jesus Christ our LmJ." " For God 
so loved the world that lie gave Ilis 
only begotten Sun, that whosoever 
believeth in Him hlionld not peri.^h, 
but have evorlaating life." And Je- 
ans the Son invites all the weary and 
heavy laden to come to Him and Ho 
will ^ive them rest. To tl)id rest, 
the Spirit aud ihc. Bride say come. 

Jesus says, " I will send Him, {the 
Spirit) unto you, and when He is 
come, He will reprove (convince) th 
world of fiin, of rit;hIeouf>nes8, and of 
)udgmcnt." The Spirit in Hirt own 
way and manner will convince the 
mind oi men that certain things, 
whether by thought, word or deed, 
are sinful, and that Bome things, 
whether by thought, wor.1 or deed 
are right. Aud man being a moral, 
or free agent can choose todoeitlier 
the sinful, or tho right thing, and 
doing tlie sinful, he it convinced of a 
judgment to come. To him the Spir- 
it says, Come to Jesus. 

The Spirit and the Bride. The 
Spirit working in and with the 
(Jhurch, which is the body of Christ, 
aud is the grfiund and pillar of the 
truth, with her inlmstry preaching 
the Gospel, says, Coh\f\ Every true 
Goflpel sermon preached, and prayer 
otiered by the Church's ministry, 
says to tho iuiregeuerato, Come. Tlie 
method of the CDUimoii Halvation \n to 
preach the Gospel. Fur "it pleased 
<Tod by the foolishness of prcauhiuE' 
lu save them that beliovo," and 
'* whomever shall call n])on tho name 
of the Lord whall be eavod." But 
" How shall thoy call on Him in 
whom they have not bclievod ? And 
liovv rthall they believo iu Hini of 
whom they have not heard ? And 
how sha\l thoy hoar without apreaoli- 
er? And how shall thoy preach ex- 
cept they be sent? As il is written, 
How beautiful are the feet of them 
that preach the Gospel of peact*, aud 
bring glad tidings of good things." 
So in spreading the Gospel, the Bride 
says, dome. 

And frfhim lhn(hcardh say. Come. 
It is as natural for a new horn babe 
in Christ to desire the salvation of 
all men, as it is for a natural born 
babe to breathe the breath of life; 
and hence all who !u\vo heard the 
word of (valvation unto obodiencu, 
say, Come. Tht lirst desire of the 
parent after conversion is, that their 
children may be converted. Their 
prayers, their sighs, their tear.-i go 
after them, and all canibinp iu saying. 
Come. .-Vud even so with converted 
children of unconverted parents; 
their first and last coucprn is, tliat 
they oe ^inverted to the true faith 
aud be saved, ami to tlii^ end thev 
groan, thoy sigh, they pray, they 
weep, and unite with the Spirit and 
the Bridf in saying Come. And 
though their first synipathios are 
drawn towards parents aud children, 
an nnregeuerate world is not forgot- 
ten by thera, but their longing souls 
are poured out in prayer to God that 
all may, and will, Conic. 

(In parenthesis, let me ask, is it 
wrong or sinful in Cl-ristians that 
their first symp;\thics should be 
drawn out toward tho-'O who are 
nearly allied to them by the tiea of 
nature? 1 believe it is not. It waa 

8u with Abraham, of wiiora it was 
said that he was the friend of God, 
and the father of the faithful. When 
God determined tho destruction of 
Sodom, Abraham's couccrn went out 
after his nephew Lot who lived in it. 
And the Savior bid the weeping 
daughters of Jerusalem to woep for 
themaelves and for their children. 
And 30 Christian parents weep.) 

And let him (hat is alhirst^ Come. 
An invitation to the thirsty souls to 
come to tho waters, has long ago been 
given by Jehovah's jtrophet. '' IIo, 
every one that thirsteth, come ye to 
the waters, and he that hath no mon- 
ey, come ye, buy and eat ; yea, come, 
buy wine and milk without money 
and without price." Ho, everyone, 
all that are I'lirsd/ after righteous- 
ness may come, and be welcome. Not 
the Jews ouly, but the Gentilcd also 
may come. Not the high, the rich 
and the learned only may come, but 
but the poor and the maimed, the 
halt aud the blind may come; from 
the highways, the lanes, aud from the 
hedges they m?y come. All, all 
who thirst, the only qualification re- 
quired, may come aud be welcome to 
Gospel grace. 

And whosoever vnlly let him come and 
tnhr the water of life fre.ebj. Whoso- 
EVEii WILL. After all the Spirit 
and the Bride, wilh all who hear can 
do, none but they who thirst, and 
WILL, can, or will be saved. Natu- 
ral thirst is a painful seoaation of the 
throat oceasioned by the want of 
drink, a vehement desire for drink 
This seneation, or vehement desire 
for drink is used in the Scriptures as 
expressive of the painful sensation 
tho soul of man cKperieiices when 
awakened to a true sense of its lost 
condition, and of the ardent and ve- 
hement desire to obtain that which 
will satisfy this want, as water satis- 
fies the natural thirst. The soul thus 
awakened, thus thirsty, in7^ come to 
Jesus and be filled. 

The will is that faculty of the soul 
by which we determine and decide 
in the mind that something shall be 
done, or sliail not be done, which im- 
l)lios power to carry the decision in- 
to effect. Great disputes have exist- 
ed respectlug the freedom of the imll. 
Hut as the worldly wise, the worldly 
cduoated, and they that will be wise 
above that whicli is written, are the 
disputants, the humble soul seeking 
afbr truth need not fear. The Sav- 
i(U- says, the reason why the people of 
Jcrnsaloni were not gathered even as 
aheugatlicrs her brood under her 
wiuirs, was because they would not. 
Aud here it is, they that will let them 

T^ear reader, the freedom of your 
will you can prove by your daily in- 
tercourse with the world aud its as- 
sociations. Ton can will to go to 
town, and ynu can (/'i7/ not to go. 
Yon can vnll to plow, or will not to 
plow. You can will to attend the 
wedding you are bidden to, aud you 
can will not to attend it ; aud so on 
through all your .social relations of 
life. This yon know to be true. 
Kveu as you can will to go to Church 
and sit and hear thes-ermon through, 
or you can wtll to rise to your feet 
and walk out of tlie house and leave 
the preacher in the middle oflhe ser- 
mon. This you know to be true. 
With theso'simple and plain truths 
before you it must be self evident to 
you that you can will to lay hold of 
the truth and be saved. 

Let me entreat you that yau will 
oome and take tlie water of life free- 
ly. Taking the water of life, is to 
take, or receive the doctrine of Christ 
by laith in the love and spirit of it. 
It is comiug to Jesus through faith 

in the Gospel, by repentance, prayer formed. A minister should under- 
and baptism. By these you can i stand the langua"- 

come to Je-sus m His Church, and in 
it you come to Him in His ordinan- 
ces; washing the saint's feet, eating 
with them the Lord's Supper, and 
the Communion of bread and wiue ; 
and the holy kiss of charity. If you 
know these these things, happy will 
you be if you do them. Aud by giv- 
ing diligeuce to all things commanded 
by the Lord, yon will " add to your 
faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, 
and to knowledge temperance, and to 
temperance patience, and to ]>aticQCe 
godliness, and to godliness, brotherly 
kindness, aud to brotherly kindness, 
charity. And if these be in you aud 
abound, they make you that you shall 
neither be barren nor unfruitfal iu 
the knowledge of our Lord Jesus 
Christ." All you can have if you 
but WILL COME. D. P. Sayleh. 

[For tho Pii.ORiM. ] 



1. When you rise to preach do not 
spend time making apologies. You 
were elected to your otSce to preach 
the Gospel and not to make excuses. 
Think of Moses, liow he was rebuked 
for makiug excuses. If you are yet 
young in the ministiy, and unlearned, 
say nothing about itjjust preach the 
best you know how, and that is all 
God requirtis of you iu the case. 

2. Above all things quit when you 
are done with your subject. Many 
men speak two hours when they ought 
to have quit at the end of fifteen min- 
utes, for the simple reason that they 
were then through with the subject in 
hand. I was called to the ministry 
when quite young, and iu order to 
perform the duties resting upon me 
at that time I was compelled to study 
very hard, as I had atteud'id school 
but little during my life aud conse- 
quently had a very limited education. 
After I had served in the ministry 
about six months, I was calltd to vis- 
it a sister in another part of the state, 
of course I must preach every night. 
I usually selected my lesson early in 
the morning, and then spent the en- 
tire day studying it, so wheu evening 
came I generally had a pretty good 
knowledge of it, so that I was able to 
hold a congregation pretty well for 
about half an honr. Tho brethren 
told me that I did not preach long 
enough. I told them that 1 always 
made it my rule that whoa I gut 
through with a subject to quit, I am 
not advocating short sermons, but I 
do maintain that a preacher should 
close when he gets through witli the 
subject in hand. This a very import- 
ant rule, and oue with which the peo- 
ple do not generally iiud ^nlt. 

I. Never try to touch a thing that 
you do not understand. Ministers 
.should study their lessous well. 
Their work is an important oue, aud 
a mistake with them may be a great- 
er oue with somesiiicerti hearer. Nev- 
er preach a thing that you would be 
ashamed to see iu print, as the angels 
are recording your sermons in heav- 
en, and they must be subjected to the 
inspection of the judge of all the 
earth. "When young ministers com- 
uieuce preaching, they should fir^t 
loarn to speak slow and distinct, and 
be sure that every word uttered is 
full of truth. Fine figures of speech, 
oratorical tlovvers aud dazzling rhet- 
oric should be avoided, at the begin- 
ning they will naturally fall to 
to their place in the proper time. 

4. Ministers ouglit to be meu of 
reasonable education, however this is 
not absolutely necessary. The apos- 
tles were not all finely educated 
though they were generally well iu- 

I iir ," => '" whicii he 
[Speaks. Words always mean some- 
I thing, and that something should be 
well understood by ministers. Thev 
do not need to attend school in urder 
io obtain this knowledge, but can 
make rapid progress by carefully 
reading good books. The best idiom 
for teachers is BiOie language ; this is 
grammar good enough for anybody. 

5. Correct pronunciation isimport'^ 
ant to every minister, it cannot bo 
over estmmted. All words should 
be pronounced correctly, and for this 
reason a dictionary becomes leally 
necessary. Bible names are frequent- 
ly difficult to pronounce, i have 
seen men become so extremely excit- 
ed, as the saying ia, that they could 
not get the words out fast enouo-h, 
now this is all uuueuessary. Wheii 
you talk or preach as though you 
wanted the people to understand 
every word you said, do give the peo- 
ple a little time to think as you go 

6. Above all things, do avoid a 
sing-song tone. The house of God is 
a house of order, and I do maintain 
that a preacher has no business sing- 
ing while he is preaching. He has 
been elected to preaching the gospel, 
and not to sing it. Singing is all 
right iu its place, but a sermoa is not 
a song to be sung. Ministers of the 
same congregation should walch each 
other aud not allow even one of the 
number to run into this bad habit. I 
have yet the first person to find, who 
admires this sing-song preaching. 

7. Ministers should avoid the use 
of all such words as and-uia-er^ a loiio- 
word not to be found even in the Bi- 
ble nor any dictionary I ever saw. a 
word without any meaning at nil 
Wheu you mean and singly, say it,. 
and do leave the um-er off. The apos- 
tles had no such an ending in their 
sermons, they spoke the word plainly 
and distinctly. 

8. Some people when preaching, 
have a great trouble witli their hands. 
They must pile up tlie books — tear 
them down again, roll their hand- 
kerchief all up into a knot, and many 
other things too numerous to men- 
tion. If a minister don't know 
what to do with his ha^ds while 
preaching, just let them alone, they 
will take cure of theiuselves. I once 
heard of a j^reacher who was in the 
habit of piling up books, &c., while 
he was preaching; so a German 
brother who vF'as sitting near him 
reached over andgathereil the books 
tha; the pi'eacher was playing with 
and shoved them all over to the oth- 
er end of the table and then remark-* 
ed to the brother, ' now then prenoh.' 
I ai^ked the German brother why he 
did this in time of worship? He 
simply remarked that had he told 
him of it after meeang, he would 
have f<n*gotten it, hut now he will 
never forget it so long as he lives. 
The best school in the universe to 
learn the proper use of the hands 
while speaking, is to watch little 
children telling their mother some 
interesting story. Take a few Its- 
sous and improve by them. 

J. H. Moore. 

[For tho PiLORiM.] 


What words iu the English vocab- 
ulary are calculated to convey to the 
mind more solemn Impressions than 
these? Oh what joy pervades the 
suul at meeting of friends who for 
years have been parted ! That 
brother and sister who have been 
rocked in the same cradle, who have 
been dandled upon the same knee, 
and heard the same kind words from 



a fond /»■ ther, who have by sad mis- 
fortune beeu torn uurly in lite from 
eiiili "t'lcrs f"nd emlirsice, to live 
aniid strangers luid in difl'erent climes, 
when thev meet again wbat a joyful 
meeting ! TLe recollections of the 
past niiike such a meeting pleasant 
iDilecd. But the bitter usually fol- 
lows the sweet. Wheu the Revelat jr, 
John, in his transporting virion, saw 
a mightv angel with a little book 
open, he' desired to have the book, 
and he was conimacided to take it and 
eat it up. He did so. The first 
sense of tceliug produced was a sweet 
taste in his mouth. But the second 
was a sensation of bitterness in his 
belly. Thus it is in meeting and 
parting, the sweet and the bitter. 
The fact has been realized very re- 
cently by the writer. A lovely sis- 
ter I had not seen for year!", I had 
the pleasure to lueet very unexpect- 
edlv, and words cannot express the 
joy' of this meeting. But, Ahis I 
Two short weeks passes and the 
parting came, which to me was sad 
indeed. Thus in life we have the 
sweet and the bitter, we mei t — we 
part. These nords in life ^re sol- 
emn indeed. But they are doubly 
solemn and impre«sive wheu connec- 
ted with eternity. To the sinner, a 
sad thought indeed. But to the 
saint a glad thought. 

Oil hapjiy Jay when s.iint« sliall meet, 
To part iio more the thought so sweet. 
What cheering words ! Brethren 
and, sisters to us the thought of meet- 
ing above is sweet. " Lift up your 
heads lor 'he time of your redemtion 
draweth nigh." Brother — sialer, are 
you prepared for this great event? 
When you shall meet with saints to 
part no more. Have you a father 
a mother, a bruttier, a sister or j 
friend who is in darkness even until 
now? And if so are yon using your 
iiitlueuce, both by word and action to 
win them over to Christ? Then, no 
doubt your labor will not be in vain. 
But if you are unconcerned about 
them fuey may be lost! Alas! alas! 
t:;e thought of parting with them to 
meet no more ! Here I am constrain- 
ed to use the words of the poet : 
"Parents ant children there shall part, 
Shall pait to mtjet uo more," 

Ohow the word part dwells with 
awful solemuiiy upon my mind, 
while with tearful eyes I pen my 
thoughts on this momentous suhjeci ! 
Shall part to meet no more! Brethren 
and sisters let n» think of that friend 
who was found with the rest of guests 
having uo wedding garment on. 
Aud now uLcnuverted friends I be- 
seech you, think of this parting time. 
Heie you part with the hope to meet 
tliem again on earth. But if at the 
judgment you part with them, your 
hope of meeting them again will e.\- 
pire, without Goil, without hope and 
beyond the reach of mercy, you will 
he tormented day and night forever. 
Can you dwell with everlasting fire? 
" Kiss the son lest he be an,^-ry and 
ye perish from the way when his 
wrath is kindled but a little." May 
God help yon to do so is the prayer 
of a weak servant of Christ. 

J. M. Wells. 


"And every mau that striveth for the 
mastery is temperate in all things." 1 Cor. 

TliuB reads the fii-st clause of the 
2.3tb verse of thapter 9 of 1 Corinth- 
ians. That an effort is required of a 
Christian, to maintain his standiu 
1 christian, is eyideut not only from 
the ab. ■ - 

- scriptui-c, but from many 
other portions of God's word. 

I'aul, at another place, says, " I 
press toward the mark for the prize of 

the high calling of God m Christ Je- 
sus." Agam, " Ye did run w»ll, who 
did hinder you, that ye should not obey 
the truth," and again, " For we wres- 
tle not against flesh and blood, but 
against principalities, against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of 
this world, against spiritual wicked- 
ness in high places." ^Vnd the Sav- 
ior says, "Strive to enter in at the 
slrait gate." Striving then becomes 
a duty upon all who wish to succeed, in 
the great spiritual warfare in which all 
arc engaged. It is a duty incumbent 
upon all. 

The apostle in illustrating the mat- 
ter, refers to the Olympic games to 
which the Grecians engaged, for amuse- 
ment of the va^t auditory that repaired 
to the various places, to be gratified in 
the e.xbibitions of the various athletic 
exercises there presented. And says, 
the performers were temperate in all 
things, that they might be succcsslnl, 
and tliey did it to obtain a corrupti- 
ble crown, — but argues that we should 
do it to obtain an incorruptible one. 

To learn more particularly how 
tho.-e performers prepared themselves, 
we would have to consult history, but 
those whom the apostle addresses more 
immediately in the epistle, knew full 
well, wbat he referred to, when he 
made the allusion, " Temjierate in all 
things." As no doubt ^ome of his 
converts had thus been engaged during 
their impenitent .state, their rule: 
were rigid, and were rigidly to be ob- 
served, or failure would surely be the 

Had the apostle been consulted about 
the propriety of those gain'-s, he evi- 
dently would have said tliey were not 
proper, or of their utility, he would 
liave said, they were not useful in a 
christian warfare. Yet he holds them 
up to christians, as an cianiple worthy 
of imitation, when such zeal would be 
applied in our spiritual warfare, in 
which we are all engaged. 

There is another feature In the mat- 
ter to which the apostle refers. Those 
Grecians subjected themselves to all 
the rigors of the rules applicable to 
their preparation, for success in those 
exercises, and after all but one could 
win, and the trophy would be what? 
A crown of ivy ! 

Paul uses such matters as illustra- 
tions, and at the same time, do not 
such illuslrations reflect up the conduct 
of m.any professing Christians, ot whom 
it catmot be faid, " they have a zed 
without ImoicM;/,: But on llie con- 
trary, it can be ju-lly said they have 
knowledge ami have not the zeal to 
bring that knowledge into practical op 
oration. And why, do you ask '! Be- 
cause they are not " temperate in all 
things," as is recpiired of tiK'm by the 
scriptures at the Ir ad of this article. 

There is a great deal said about tem- 
perance, as applied to drinking intox- 
icating liipiors, and very properly too, 
its it has become a national sin, and its 
sad eliects are seen in almost every 
family, if not directly, at least indirect- 
ly, and it should li.t abated if possible, 
by all legitimate means, lint the apos- 
tle says vio are to be " temiicratc in all 
thin<T3." Hence he intimates there 
arc other intcmper.ate things, besides 
drinking too much intoxicating liquor. 
Do not matiy persons eat i.ileiupor- 
ately ? They do, ami tli.-reby render 
thcras-lvcs nafit for business of any 
oharaot-r. If sncli people go to the 
house of worship, they are not profited, 
becnuse they are loo stupid to compre. 
bend what is said by the minister, if 
they do not go to si.ep, winch latter is 
often the case. Such drow.siues,s inari 
the pleasure of a s-icial circle, and it is 
all atirihnted to over much eating, and 
comes under the sin of gluttony. 
A^aiu, do not many persons act very 

interaperately, when they rise early, 
often before day, disturb the slumbers 
of their entire family, and commence 
their work for the day, continue all 
day and part of thenlgiit too, perhaps, 
often to engage in work, and very hard 
work too, ending profitless besides, and 
for wriat? Simply to acquire wealth, 
not that tlicy themselves might enjoy 
it, but their children are expected to 
enjoy it, and very often they do, but 
not in a manner contemplated by the 
parents. I have often wondered what 
some parents would say, could they 
see how their hard earnings are used 
by their children. To hear also the 
ivicked expression used by them, such 
IS the following ; " If father would 
have left me more, it would have been 
of use, to have made an effort to retain 
it," Such expressions have come t.o my 

Intemperence, is manifested too, in 
excessive indulgence in dress, male and 
female exhibit, yet the latter most. 
.Many really absent themselves from 
Church, because ihey cannot get ready 
to go, it would take too long to dress. 
Tbey iniiulge themselves too freely on 
Sabbath morning, and if they have any 
distance to go, they fail to go, owing 
to a lUspositiou to make a display when 
there, — not having the time to array 
tbcmsclves, the result is tliey either do 
not go, or if they go tbey arrive at 
such all unreasonable time, only to ah' 
noy the congregation, and fail to de- 
rive any benefit from the meeting. 
May the Lord dispose our miniU and 
hearts properly. 




The successful use of this stratagem 
is not the art or gift of any one. Pa- 
rents, teachers and public speakers of 
various callings, may in many in- 
stances, and under certain circum- 
stance.s, accomplibh much good by 
pretending not to see, hear, and in 
any way notice, all that is transacted 
by their cbildien, pupils or auditory } 
while on the other hand incalculable 
harm may be incurred by an attempt 
to secure tiuthorlty and Influence by 
connivance by such as are not capa- 
ble of exercising a profound discre- 
tion in this matter. 

Children soon learn to know about 
bow well a parent sees and hear8,and 
so also pupils soon know this of their 
teacher. Then let a child learn to 
know that connivauce is exercised 
upon it, and one of two things is the 
sad consequence; either the influeiiro 
of the laitiT is Iinpalred, if not hxi, 
or clsu the former must be brought 
and kept under by otherwise unnec- 
essary piinisbmenL And bow pain 
ful it is to be neeejsitated to chasten 
a child for a fault caused by onr own 
indiscretion. Hence the necessity of 
thoui'lit ii]ion this subject, and of cau- 
tion Tii lli.^ matter. But upon the 
other hand, sn|'pose one in-cnthority 
over another would confess, and even 
seek to see, h-ar and know every- 
thing, of inneli or no importaneo, 
transacted by their subjects, the re- 
rcsult W)illd befa perpi'tnal train of 
tricks and mi«eliief, or else a distrac- 
tion of intellect, or at least a self 
undervalue aud undue embarrass- 
ment on the part of the child, and a 
continual agitation of sentiment on 
the part of the master, parent or 

A minister bad better pray public- 
ly in behalf of his misbehaved audi- 
tory, than to scold it publicly. Hut 
ionable degree of^ connivance in 


" Our light aftliciion which is but 
for a moment." What a brave, noble 
heart here uttered words of courageand 
strength. Tins man knew sorrow. He 
was in the daily experience of deep dis- 
tress. He had boon thus for many 
years. He suflered that hemigbt help 
others in their sufferings. He did not 
complain of bis bard lot. He did not 
utter one word of a sour, morose, or 
grumbling kind. No. be said the af- 
fliction was light. He added to this 
the statement that it was only for a 
moment. And could we see things in 
the light of eternity, as did Paul, we 
should feel thus concerning our incom- 
pariibly lighter sufferings. Only a mo- 
ment, and they are all past. Only a 
little aiom of time, and we bid an ev- 
erlasting firewell to sorrow. Xot a 
word of complaint should ever escape 
our tips. We feel some anguish, but 
it is light compared with the weight of 
glory. We feel the pain sometimes as 
though it were long continued. But 
the moment eternal tilings rise to our 
view, how transient the pain and an- 
guish .seem to us ! Nay, we even wel- 
come their sbaip stings, and acquiesce 
in their continuance as long as it pleas- 
es uod. These deep sorrows are our 
best friends. They are in employ ,each 
at work for us, working out the far 
more exceeding and eternal weight of 
glory. Faith says ibis is all well. Not 
one hour of withholding. Let patience 
perform her perfect work, that it may 
come forth as gold. 

The little moment will be past ere 
long. The light affliction will be all 
borne. Then there will remain joy 
unspeakable and without end. Wel- 
come the anguish, if we may but use 
it as our Lord commands. 


The word ofGod is a sure support 
for men in trouble. Man's words 
may bo reasonable, wise, consoling, 
but it never forms a solid foundation 
In tribulations, like that which comes 
from heaven. Gttd's word comes 
with authority ; it falls upon the 
heart like the rising suuliglit upon 
the mists of night, dissipating the 
doubts, illiiminaling the pathway ,and 
inspiring the courage needful for the 
struggle unto victory. It is the end 
of all controversy. Whatever else 
one mav doubt, be may not doubt, 
the imi-ititable word of God, What- 
ever else moy fail, this word will 
abide. Heaven and earth may pass 
awav, but this wort! rcniainelb. No 
man who puts bis trust in that word, 
and who shapes ills life in filial obe- 
dience to It, need fear the opening 
filtnre, either of this life or that to 
come. Respect unto the commantls 
nienls excludes fear and ehame. It 
emboldens the heart and slrengtbens 
the hands for all gomi deeds, and 
gives assurance of the coming victory 
and reward. — Chroiuclf\ 

^Iany persons pass for spiritual, 
who are only loyal to a system of 
theology, 'ihere are thousands of 
these who knoiv not Jesiis ; who are 
DO nearer to knowing Jesus because 
of being experts in systematic tbeolo- 
irv, but only the farther removed from 
HIni by the use tbey make of such 

A religious life is not a thing 
which spends itself like a bright bub- 
ble on the river's surfiiee. It is ratb- 
a reasonaoie uegrcc oi coniiiva..t<.- .u 

this cise is more tolerable than in the er like the river it'elf, which widens 
two former cases. But mark the de- ' coiiiinntdly, and is never so broad or 
grce. C. C. Root. • so deep as where it rolls into the 

iiiriiliUe, Mo. [ocean of eternity. 



The Weekly Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA-, Feb- 3, 1874- ^ 

13^ lIowTOBCnd mnney.-All naniROVcr 

|;1 H, blioiild be Bpnt cHhci' in a check, 
drnft or postal order. 7f ncitber of Ihrse 
CBH lit) Milnincd. have the Utter rcKistercd. 

tar WuRN MoNBY i»8ci»t, ahrayt nend 
witJi it inf nmiK- and addrc»tt of liiouc wlio 
pnid it. Writf the names and post office as 
plainly (» poRslble. 

rar KvKHY Mihscriber for 1874, gets a 
ni'jrim Ahnaiuie. KuKit. 

The Menonites of America are 
calling upon the (^hiirchc^, cflpeciolly 
tbnsf: hold in;; the non-resistant doc- 
trine, for nid (o help their persecuted 
brethren of Kunsia to immigrate to 
the United HtutfH. Th^-y are trying 
to ral8e ^',ibO,000 in the shape of a 
loan. Next wtck if there is room, 
we will give the t-tatement sent us. 

Thk Kew York Otincrver siys: 
There are some indications of trnuhle 
bntwing between Italy and France. 
If war break-s out it will he a rdigions 
war. (ierniuny is hacking Italy, and 
I)oor I'Vanco will fjct tlie wornt of it. 
And lor two good reasnni — first, f>he 
has the ehnrtest guns ; nnd,flecondly, 
t-lie is on the wrong side. It is too 
late in the liistory of tlie world to 
make war to heepn Pope on a throne, 
Kkki* us supplied with the current 
religious news of the Omrclie?. Paul 
went around to HOC liow the Churches 
did. Aro we not interested in how 
our Clnirehea do? We have a much 
more convenient way of gaining this 
nuelligcncc now, let us ninkc use of it. 
Si nd in the items of interest from ev- 
ery CIhu'cU and w*- will gladly make 
loom for all such as will be for the 
general good of our readers. 

Tub ])anic, though ahfuit pas^, we 
ftar will work unfavorrthly to the 
jioiir, and the calls for charity. This 
ehould not 1k),sh there is nnel^HKtliat 
it fails (*o heavily npon r.Hthe day la- 
borer. "We feel to appeal to our he- 
loved niembtTtliip in their behalf. 
Close not your liowelrt of eompas&ioii 
upon ihein.fver rtniombi'Ting thatall 
we Inive and receive is from tht^ Lord 
and that he loveth the elieerful giver. 
Too Smali,, — By an oversight our 
fitoek of ])ai>er run short and was not 
noticed iMilU it was too late to order 
others, and too make out onr i-isue, we 
weio compelled to use a '»maller paper 
which wo had on hand. Ity condens- 
ing onr forms we succeuWd in get- 
ting it uU on, hut it left a very 
small margin. For this we are sor- 
ry and hope that those who got them 
will bear with us as it was tlie best 
we oomUI do. 

Calls. — Late on Monday evening 
our bell rang, and wo found at the 
doorquilean oldand brotherly looking 
man, and as wo are known and know 
each other by that " peculiar" appcar- 
auce, we had no hesi:aucy in inviting 
him in, when we found ourselves 
lionorcd witli a call from our un- 
known, yet known, aged brother 
John Forney of Falls City, Neb. He 
informed us that he was on a trip 
East, had been with Oie brethren in 
Piiiladelpbia, Germantown and Indi- 
an Creek, and was now on his \vay 
lo Johnstown and Somerset Co., Pa 
bis former plaee of abode. The call 
was a short one but fully appreciated 
by us as we are always jdeased to 

haYC our brethren call when passing 
through. Wc live a distance from 
the depot, but all trains are met by a 
huHS which will deliver all who wish 
to stop with ue for 10 ceuta. 

Last Yeah wg received about 
$33.00 to pay for PiLUKiMS sent to 
the poor. That amount paid a little 
over one-third, leaving about $60.00 
for our share, which is just that much 
more than we can afford, as wc send m 
addition to the above, a large number 
at reduced rates. 

This jear, the demand upon us for 
the poor is fully as great as that of 
last, and so far, wc have received 75 
cents to ho devoted to that purpose, 
lirethron and sisters, those of you 
whose bowels of compassion yearn to- 
wards uod's poor, will you not send us 
a mite for this purpose? We do not 
ui-h to refuse tliem, ncitlicr do you. 
Then let us all do a little and thus 
gladden their hearts, as they appreciate 
tlic mespagca of salvation as dearly as 
do we. We will gladly open a " Poor 
I'^und " list giving each one credit for 
what may be sent us. 


The daily prayer of hundreds and 
tlionaands throughout the land is, 
" Thy Kingdom come " and yet they 
arejnst as perj-istently fighting against 
its coming, or in other words, they 
are determined that it shall not come. 
If we desire a new kingdom, we 
must first be concerned in regard to 
who the .subjects arc to be, as this is 
a very essential point in organizing a 
kingdom. This done, we must then 
djelerniine who the king shall be. If 
it is to be onr kingdom we have a 
right lo choose our own king, and 
one too, that will rule according to 
our witches and for onr j)!easure, hut 
if it is Christ's Kingdom we wish es- 
tablislied among us, the subjects 
must he of such a character as will 
be willing to accept and submit to his 
laws, and as this i« the Kingdom 
that we aU seem to be praying for, it 
is well to consider its character, the 
character of its subjects, the condi- 
tions of membership, and wliether we 
are ready and willing to receive it. 

The Kingdom of Christ is thro'- 
out the llible, represented as a King- 
dom of peace. The first aiinouncc- 
ment was glorious, " Behcdd I bring 
you good tidings of great joy, peace 
on earth and good will to men." 
These "good tidings of great joy" 
was the character of the new and 
coming Kingdom. Since Adam sin- 
ned, to that time there was no ptT.ce, 
Although prophet after prophet was 
raised up, prophesied of it and fell 
asleep with the fathers, yet it came 
not, uo peace, no ^/Y«i joy. At last 
the prophets all sleeti — time moves 
on. Oidy a sacred fe.v watch fi>r 
the long hoped for event, and it 
comes, the heavens break forth in 
singing and angols deliver the great 
message, a new King is born. This 
King is to rule the Kingdom for 
which we are praying, and as lie is 
to bring ;icrtcc on llie earth and good 
will to "men, His Kingviom must be 
a Kingdom of peace. Zachariah in 

predicting conccrniug his son says, 
" He shall guide our feet in the way 
of peace." Ue spake thus because he 
waa to go kforc the l^iceofthe Lord 
to prepare His ways, and as these 
ways lead into the Kingdom of 
Christ, by us being taught to walk 
in them, our feet are guided into the 
way of peace. 

If this is so, we can readily dcter- 
miue the character of its subjticts. To 
have a kingdom of peace there must 
be peaceable subjects, th'^ieforr to be- 
come mombera of this Kingdom we 
must learu the principles of peace, 
wiiich will result in "good will to 
men." Until this principle becomes 
universal and predo*ninatos in every 
heart, our prayers cannot be answer- 
ed, as the Kingdom must be univer- 
sal, nod none lo oppose. The King 
has come aud tlie Kingdom is being 
established, and 10 haMen its prog- 
ress, we have the desire embodied in 
the prayer of all prayers, " Thy King- 
dom come." The call for subjects is 
being promulgated throughout the 
length and hreadlli of the land, all 
are invited to come and enlist for the 
Kingdom, but in order that all may 
be lo)*!il to the King and be known 
as his, Ibete is a certain process given 
tiirough which we must pass. This 
is called ; 

Conditions of membership. — The 
first essential point in these condi- 
tions are that we become fully dis- 
membered from the Kingdom of ihe 
world. Christ Jesus declares that 
His Kingdom is not of this world, or 
His servants, subjects, would light. 
The subjects of the Kingdom of the 
world do fight, but the Kingdom of 
Ciirlst is to be a Kingdom of peace 
and therefore is to be comjx)sed of 
.subjects who live aud carry out the 
principles ot peace. This dismem- 
berment is brought about by what is 
called the fundamental principles of 
the new law, repentance, faith and 
baptism. Hcpentance is broug'-it 
about by learning the nature and re- 
quirements ot vhe Kingdom. We 
first learu that by sin or disobedi- 
ence we showed our disloyalty to 
God, and voluntarily became the sub- 
jects of satan and of bis Kingdom, as 
his Kingdom is cornju^sed wholly of 
disobedient angels and men and wo- 
men, and that in this condition we 
are lost to all to that is good, that 
this Kingdom has uothimg to give 
us in this life but Heshy gratifications 
and in the world to come misery, and 
eternal woe, — cast otf,rejecled of God 
we are left to grope our way in dark- 
ucsSj — strati jcrs aud aliens tVom the 
commonwealth of Israel and without 
hope and God iu the world. In tills 
terrible condition we are pointed to 
Christ, our new King, in all His lov- 
liness, Iteauty and power. First, as 
tlie Son of God, surrounded by the 
choicest gifts of heaven, and adored by 
all the heavenly hosts. Xext we find 
him in the habilimcuts of flesh, lying 
in ilic lowly manger because there was 
room found for him nowhere else. At 
the age of tlurry He descends into the 
Jordan and there under the bands of 

the Baptist receives the initiatory rite of 
tlic new Kingdom. From thence He 
is led into the wilderness of trial and 
after a long fast, successfully passes 
through three of the greatest tempt- 
aliens that satan bad to present, after 
which He commenced ihe great work 
of redemption. From city to city He 
wends His way, preaching the doctrine 
of the Kingdom of peace, healing the 
sick, opening the eyes of the blind and 
unstopping the ears of the deaf. With- 
out a home or where to lay His head 
He meets the scorri and mockery of 
those whom He is luborlng and ^^ufter- 
ing to save, with a diviuo patlence,aud 
even prays for them. There were none 
beneath His notice, even the prostitute 
found grace in His eyes and was told 
to sin no more. Thug wc follow him 
on through the scoffs and scorns of an 
UMf^rateful world, through a mock trial 
before priests and worldly kings, thro' 
the baptism of suffering in the garden 
of distress, and finally up to Calvary's 
rugged cross, there to die an ignomin- 
ious death that we might live and bo 
eternally happy. When we thus leara 
our true condition and the price of our 
re<lemptlon, we are Id to repentance, 
or as the apostle snys, **Know ye not 
that the goodness of God leadeth thee 
to repentance?" Repentance is a sor- 
row for slus, and if preceded or accom- 
panied with a genuine faith, will pro- 
duce works or action. Having repent- 
ed of sin and a living faith in C'hri>t, 
we become proper subjects for the ini- 
tiatory rite of the new Kingdom, which 
is Christian baptism. This gives us a 
valid title to citizenship. iSome rite 
or public formality was nccoH^ary in 
order that a public profession could be 
made before the world, and as this 
profession was to be accompanied with 

iieio life, the rite was chosen that 
wouldraostfuLy illustrate thechunge in- 
tended. Ecce IIo)ao, iu speaking of 
the Jewish baptism says, " The water 
in which they were bathed washed 
away from them the whole unhallowed 
Lud unprofitable past : they rose oat of 
it new men in a new world, and felt as 
though they had been born again into 
a higher stale. No ceremony could 
be better adapted to Christ's purpose 
than this." In baptism we have a 
beautiful figure of the death and burial 
i)f the old man of sin, and the resur- 
rection and coming forth of the new 
man in Christ Jesus, and it is a won- 
der to us how any can fall to see it. 

These are the conditions of mem- 
ber&bip of Christ's kingdom and 
gives us valid authority for prayiug» 
"Thy kiugdom come, ii>y will he 
done on earth as it is done in heaven. 
If we desire the speedy coming of 
ibis Messed kingdom we must libor 
to prepare ourselves aud the world 
for it. When we pray, " Thy King- 
dom Come" we also pray, " Thy will 
be done en earth as it is ilone in 
heaven." If we mean wiiat we pray 
and Uod's will is to be done on earth 
as in heaven, there must be a very 
radical cliange somewhere and per- 
haps that change is nt^edcd most in. 
ourselves, as the spirit of this king- 
dom must commence itn operations 
within the foul first. Unle-^s we be 



come fully dismembered from the 
ynOTlom of t!ie world our souls yenrn 
not for the -omins; kingdom although 
we praj foi i' ■'■''I'y ■'»)■• ^^^ long ;i8 
wecoutinue to be wedded to the (ool- 
ish maxims of ihi> world, so long we 
care uot for " Thy Kingdom come." 
\9 long as we emourage the spirit of 
pride, envy, haded and malice tow- 
ards each other, tlio spirit of Jesns is 
„ot within lis, and for us to pray 
"Thy Kingdom come" is nothing less 
tbau solemn mockery. Does not God 
know our hearts ? Why then pray 
for the very thing wc do not want ? 
The kinsdom cariiiot come in such an 
unholv element, and were it to be 
tftablishcd witli'such a material it 
could not stand. Let lis then be eonsis- 
teut and not pray for the kingdom to 
come until wc have fiist prepared 
ourselves for it. 

The coming of this kingdom is a 
t'le must happy tlioiight and shonid be 
eirnist yearning of every regenerated 
soul. If we live not to see it come 
iu its universal, we can have 
the assurance that it may dwell with- 
iu US, which will afford us joy un^ 
EpeaUable and full of glory. 

Dear reader Jet us continue to pray 
"thy kingdom come," let us live, 
"thy kingdom come,'* and let us la- 
boi' for thy kingdom come." Let us 
pi'av Ibr the glorious time wlicen right- 
eousness shall be proclaimed- from 
shore to shore, when the thuudering 
cannons and the glittering bayonets 
ijiiall he forged into pruning knives 
and plowshares, and when nations 
shall learn war vo more. 


We have learned of a nu nbor of 
scries of meetings being held through- 
out the brotherhood and some with 
marked success. These meetings are 
Hit conducted after the popular style 
of holding revival meetings, but the 
same as our regular services with 
this difference, they are eoi. tinned 
from 4 to 8 days, or even longer, if 
eircurastauces seem to call for them. 
^Ve, as a church are justly oppo3e<l 
to undue excitement, or searir.g peo- 
ple into the church as we believe it 
•I'll to be in harmony with the teach- 
ing otChrist. 

ihc work of regeneration is all im- 
portant, It is a work for life and eter- 
noiity aud therefore demands a can- 
did and^serious consideration, such 
as eannot he given under a strain of 
f'scucniont or the imi.nlse of a mo- 
"lent, hence we have the wholesome 
anviec, "sot down and count tile 
ewt, or to dig deep and found oi.r 
""U'e npon the rock.' 
. . " I'Clieve the converting power 
''in the word of God. If the faitli- 

"' preaching of it will not eftVct sin- 
"ws and induce them lo come to Je- 
SI'S, (here is an nnwilingncss on their 
Pwt to comply with its terms and if 
"'•ler means ar,; resorted to in order 

" get them into the church, they are 
^"Ught against theii will, while un- 
aiVi "''''" ''"'' cnsideratejudgmeut, 
i T" ■■eligicn is the resultoforgan- 

tenement aud impulsivejudgnien 

and when that passes away, their re- 
ligion goes with it. We have no ob- 
jection ugaiust sinners becoming 
alarmed under the power of the 
preached word, lint we do doubt the 
validity of a religion prompted by 
singing and prayer alone. 

The commission W.15 not go sing 
and pray, but go teafh, be that believ- 
eth anJ is baptized shall be saved, 
he that wiJI not believe let him be 
damned. We diop these ideas be- 
cause there is danger of ruuniin' such 
meetings to extremes. 

On the evening of the 14th inst., 
the brethren of Chippewa, Ohio, in- 
tend to commence a series of meetings 
at the Beech Grove c'lnreh and on 
the evening of the 21, the brethren 
of Aughwick, Pa., will also com- 
mence a meeting. 


Coo. plaints are coming in discour- 
agingly fast in regard lo tlie non-ar- 
rival of the PiLBKiM. As said helore 
in a large majority of these cases I he 
names were booked and the jiapers 
sent. We wish it undetstooil that 
there is a fault somewhere in themail 
arrangement, as we are not ihe only 
publishers that have these difficulties 
to contend with. Some of our dai- 
lies reach us only two and ihree times 
a week, y/t iliey are tent daily. The 
post ofiiee has a great many paper 
grabbers and there seems to lie no 
remedy for it. We aie careful in mail- 
ing to all subscribers, as wc wish all 
to receive their papers, but our care 
will not elfect the neglect of careless 
and dishonest post nia-ters. We hope 
our leaders will understand this aud 
not write ns too sharply until we are 
known lo be in foult. If the papers 
do nut come, send ns a card giving 
us the full adtliess and stating what 
numbers are missing. We are always 
glad to remedy all mistakes lus far as 
it is in our power to do so. In a few 
weeks we hope to have our Address- 
ing Machine in operation which we 
hojie will avoid the mistakes that are 
now attributed to pencil niarkiiig. 

A 'GEM. 

The following gem. by WitUaiii 
Ciillen Bn/ant is f .und iu St. Mr/i- 
olas for February, and is commended 
to the careful consideration and study 
of hotn young and old. If these thot's 
are true of this life, who can measure 
eternity's regrets over the follies and 
sins here committed? And with what 
care each day should he spent, and 
each pleasure enjoyed. 

"L'linn thcvallov'a lap. 

Tlic ilewy luwnhiff ttirows 
A tlioiis.-uKt pcai-ly drops, 
To wake a eingle rose. 

Thus often, in the couisc 
Of life's few lleetm^''ycQr9, 

A ^illglo pleasure costs 
The soul a thoiisand tears." 

The pleasures of this life are naught, 

as compared witfi the higher joys of the 

life to come ; then what folly to barter 

these for those, ami eternally regret 

the choice. Time well spent, a distre-s 

or sorrow relieved, a want supplied, 

brin-s plea-ures costing the soul no 

tears! A. B. B. 


A Ii«port4r it wanted from evf.ry Church 
in tfie brotherhood lo »end u» Church nriesy 
Ohituariea, Atinounrcment.i, or anytJiint} 
that mil be of general interest. To innne in- 
sevlion, the writext name munt nreompttny 
each coinmunieafion. Ovr Invitation w noi 
peraonal but genereU—pkate respond to ottr 

Dear Editor : As I liave not writ- 
ten to you since I have been takin"* 
llie PiuiuiM, and my present term 
now being closed, I willjustanyl 
("tel as if I have received tbe lull 
worth of my money. I was so anx- 
ions to receive the PiLnunr that [ 
frefiuentlyconid scarcely await iifi ar- 
rival. If 80, why not ^^p^lort it and 
thus aid in keeping the arU uf the 
Lord movin-; along. If any of the 
brethren or sisters beeomo weary on 
the way and f,el that iheir faith i-* 
growing dark belbre them, let thorn 
subscribe fcir thel'iLGunt and read 
its pages filled with the light from 
above, and most asnnredly, the dark- 
ness will be di'-pelled and the soul re- 
vived in the divine life. 

As for my^elf, I never become wea- 
ry in reading its page.-, and us long as 
you coollnue filling its pages ns you 
have done heretofore, to many it will 
be a pilgrim inde?d. It greatly cheers 
my aged mother, whose days will 
soon be munbered, in her lonely 
hours, especially v hen not able to go 
and hear the preached Word, jiy 
its vi-iits we have preaching weekly 
'in our own Imroe, and that too, by 
many of our able and aged, as \\cll as 
young brethren whom we never saw. 

Eiiclo.sed rind .S1..50 for 187.3 aud 
pleasij continue it fur 1874, as I can- 
not well do without it and cannot 
sptud my money for a better cause. 
May God bless your labors iu the 
cansc ofChrist and the promulgation 
of the doctrine of life eternal. 


Roichhxirg, TV. Va. 


Cantox Ciiuucii, SrARK Co., O. 

January 24, 1874. 
This is to innjrm the hrethrcn and 
all whom it may concern, that a young 
man m:idc his appoarauco among us. 
last Fall, by the »amc of Lewis E 
Smith of Huntington Co., Ind.,claim- 
iugto he a brother and presenting a 
eertilieat" from the Church of said Co. 
Oar suspicion was excited from the 
fact that his ccriificaie w:i3 written and 
signed all in one handwriting, and al- 
sd that l)y his request he shonid hold 
this ceriiticalc always, which we knew 
was not in harmony wiib. the custom of 
the Brcihren. !So we addressed a let 
tcr of inquiry to the first name on his 

We rceeived a prompt reply, stating 
that this L. E. Smilh was a brother, 
that jie received a certificate and went 
to Illinois; after some time, he re- 
turned without a ccrtifi:^^ute. lie wa4 
man-led to a young .^-ist^T, aud after 
living together two months they psir- 
tcd, lie heing in fault; tliac he is not 
divorced ; that he left Indiana aud went 
to Ohio without a c^'rtificatc ; that his 
conduct bfiiig such that the Church 
refused to gr:int it ; that he is acting 
ihc part of the; that his pa- 
rent-i, who live only a mile from the 
writer, are worthy members of the 
Cliurcli, and arc very sorry that their 
son is so ill dispo.-icd, hut hope that he 
may yet sec the error of his ways and 

The certificate he held was a forged 
one, not having the profier names 
signed to constitute it legal. 

The writer also stales that he had 
him published several years ago tUvo' 

the Compaiihm, but tbmks it has been 
forgotten and advises us Vj expose him 
again, preparing the ilrethren to give 
him apro[)er rec.-ption. 

Hope the editors (.frfie Compayiion 
aud rih}rii,i will give the above a 
place in their papers. 
Yours Fijttrnally' 

.MOSKS Wk.wer. 
JJan'l Cr.AppEii- 

B. It. li(>I,r,[NGER. 

Ministers, in the Canton Churoh of 
Stark County Oh o. 
The iiarac of the writer of the letter 
from In(hana, is K. K. IJinkley. His 
address is Huntington, Indiana. The 
name ul his Church district is Clear 


According to announcement, a se- 
ries of Meetings began, Saturday 
evening, .Iat^ 24lh, aud ended Suu- 
day evening, i'V-b. IhI, in the Spring 
Run Congregation — uear McVe%'- 
town — .\IilUin Co., Pa., which 
Branch is under the Eldership of 
Joseph K. Ilaiiuwalt. 

During the meetings 11 sermons 
were delivered in Spiing J{u:i M. IF.; 
4 in Sani'l. Yoder's S. H , and 'Z in 
Ma ta wan a. 

The Ministers who spoke were 
Daniel M. Holsinegr and John W. 
Urumbaugh, Clover Creek ; Grabill 
Myers, Eldorado, and William H 
Quinn, Tyrone, all of Blair couutv ; 
Wm. H. Maitland, Miilln county 
and Juhn G. Gloek, IShirleysbur,:, 
Uuiilingdon county, all of Pa. 

The meetings vu'ie all wtii attend- 
ed ami apparently much interest 

One evening as the nieeling was 
closing for the night, a request came 
Irom a siek woman — wife of Philip 
A. Murphy, who has a fever — for 
some brethren to come and pray for 
her, which was complied with. 
Our prayo is if it be (Jod's will, that 
hhe be speedily restored to good 
health, and become a bright and 
shining ornament in the true Church 
of Christ. 

Si[iee last reported, 4 have been bap- 
tized and 114 in all have been added 
to this congregation since last Spring. 

May the good work be steadily on 
the increase. Amen. 


Mc Vajtown, J*a. 

Dear Editor: I am happy to say 
that w<( had another visit from our 
estiii able brother F. P. Loehr, which 
is WMfthy of note by us. He left his 
huiiic on the morning of the 2 Ith of 
January, ami arrived with n-* in the 
evening of the same day. The day 
was cold and stormy, but according 
to promise, he filled his appointmenc 
and preached to an attentive audi- 
ence. Next day, Sunday, weather 
more favorable, meeting at 2 o'clock 
p. tu. and from the following words, 
" I will go a fishing," he gave us a 
very interesting lesson. He remained 
witii ns until the :2d of February, 
and pi caelied every night to attentive 
hearers, which I hope may have the 
desired elf^'ct, that tliey mny become 
doers (if what they have heard, as it 
was spoken with jxtwer, as of one 
having autliority. It brought aque- 
ry to my mind, Why is it that the 
Chur(!h does not supi)ort siieli gifted 
ministers that they could spend all 
their time in fullilling the eorainaud, 
*Goye therefore aud teach all na- 
tions." There is a great cill for 
ministers all through tliese western 
S'ates, and we have plenty of able 
brethren to fill the want? if the 
Church would furnish the means. 



There are, in this county, but five 
members, and we are in rather pocir 
circumstant^CH, so that we are not 
able to recompense ministers to come 
very often, and there ire othefrt in 
like eireumstanccs, and I know that 
we have n ereftt many bratlireii who 
are lik-^t with this world'* y^no<U. 
To lliein I appeal to lielp their poor 
brethren tlmt tliey may hare the 
Go.^pel preached as well as the wt-rti- 
thy. Tlie Go-^pel sound** a» pleasant 
to th"' helieverhere in Michikfan as in 
the Eastern Slates, but it \h not of- 
ten that he has tlie opportunity of 
hearing the whole Go><peI prearhed. 
There are ft great many profes-tors 
who are oidy taught to observe part 
of the Gospel. That is taught by 
their minister. f?uch X would rt!- 
fer to the advice Paul gave to Tim- 
othy, " Search the Script iins." 

Mo-iES Moist. 
Albion^ Mick. 


Ai rived at Lomlouvil'e on the I5th 
of-Jauuiiry 1874. All night nt bio. 
E. P. L. Dow'h, remained with lum 
and family until sometime in tlie af- 
ternoon on the 16ih, then brother J. 
Workman came with a tonvcyanee. 
Brother Hukur and I at^eonipttiiitHl 
him home, a distance of 2^ miles 
from town. This evening preaching 
commenceil at the IJrcthren's Meet- 
iug-li'iuse ahout one mile west of 
Eld. Workman's residence. Tlir au- 
dience not very lar^o, but good at- 
tenlioii All night with brother J. 
Workman. On the 17tli preached 
again at 11 a. rn., dined with brother 
W. Priest, Eld. James Workman 
from Danville was in company, — 
pussed the afternoon very pleiisaiitly. 
Brotlier dames addressed the audi- 
ence in the evening, deli\cred a very 
. interesting diseonrHe to a hirge audi- 
ence. All night with brother G. W. 
and sifiler Smith, who arc very zeal- 
ous mctnhers in the body ofC'hrist. 
the Lord keep ihein near his bleed- 
ing aide. Preached again on Ihe 18th 
at 11 a. m., large congregation, ^nod 
attention. Dined with Kid. Work- 
man, preached asain in the evening, 
all night with Eld. Workman. On 
the I'dih preached at 11 ii. ni., took 
dinner with brother Wm. VVorkuuin. 
Brother Wm. and wife arc noble 
heurteil Christians indeed. Preached 
again in the evening, lodged at bro. 
J, Finlier's. Tliey are truly lovers of 
tlieir l)lessed Lord and Master, are 
kind and afi'ectvonale, God bless 
them. 20th preached again at 11 a. 
m. Tins discourse closed onr meet- 
ing at tins point. Quite a niimlier of 
us dined with Uro. W. Prit-at and 
family, quite an excellent dinner. 
Tliey are very kind momhcrs the 
Lir'd ble>s them. Brother W. Bow- 
man conveyed us to Ids rrsidsiuc, 
some thnc miles west ot Loudon- 
ville. Meeting comiaeneed in the 
evening in the Mc.Fall Meeling- 
hou.>e small avulicuce but good atten- 
tion. Spent the night with brother 
Bown\,in ; brother Adderholtz and 
Bister iCeliuii'r were with us. liro. 
aiid ^i-*ler Uowniau are uI>o noble 
hearted members ; tlie L(^rd keej> 
them faiihtul till death. Preached 
at 11 a. ni. on the 2l8t. After meet- 
ing dined wiili brother David Bru- 
baker, one of Ihe ministers in this 
arm of tlie Church. Broilier David 
and f.imily are very pleasant and 
kind. IIU family nearly all mem- 
beraofihe Churchy the Lord lielp 
them to l>e faithful in the good cause. 
Preaciied u^aiu iu tlio evening, Eld. 
M. Workman and wife present to- 
nitiht. All night at brother Bow- 
man's. '2'2<\ pleached at 11 a. m., 

dined with brother Mc.Clure. They 
are very kind and afl'ectionate mcm- 
bors. Eld. Worktnan and his son 
.bieliuR, brother Adderholtz and my- 
Rflf visited brother Wm. Bowman, 
who 16 vftry much afflicted, had prayer 
with him ami faraiij. The L »rd 
give him grace for hift day and trial. 
He has made his peace, calling ami 
election sure, thank God, he is now 
recidy to be oflercd, though but a 
youth. Preached in the evening, 
all night with brother Studabaker. 
2;iii. This morning visited old 
itieiid McClure. accompanied TTith 
Eld. W. and Elder 11., had prayer. 
The old gentleman is atllicted with 
heart disca'^e. Preached again at 11 
a, tn., — had an excellent meeting. 
This was our last meeting at this 
point. We tiien sang a hymn, No. 
T72, and bid each othe- farewell in 
hope of meeting iu Heaven. Bio. 
K. P. L. Dow took rae home wi'.h 
him in his buggy to Loudonville. 
Eld. Workman, wife and son Will- 
iam, and brother Smith and wife all 
dined with brother Dow in the after- 
noon. I remained over night. He 
is a very kind, tender-hearted broth- 
er, I believe he is in full possession 
of bro herly kindness. He has a very 
kind companion, a noble hearted 
Iftdy, the Lord reward them for all 
all the kindness. 24th. This morn- 
ing bitl the family farewell, took the 
train at Wooster. Eld. J. Shoema- 
ker got on the cars, on his return 
from Michigan. I arrived at Mil- 
Icrsburg at noon, took dinner, then 
walked 7 miles to biother J. Millers, 
drank a cup of tea, and my son Malt- 
ing for my arrival, I then rode horse- 
backs miles, and arrived at home 
at 8 o'clock p. m., found all well, 
thank God. 

On the 25th I left home, travelled 
5 miles afoot to Rogersville, preach- 
ed at 10 a. m., and in the evening. 
The Loudonville Church (as it is 
called,) Kid' Morgan Workman is 
bishop, and a noble man he is in^ 
deed. He is mighty in word and 
doctrine, fully able to rightly jivide 
the Word. Nature has done much 
for Itrother Workman. His compan- 
ion is truly a mother iu Zion. Eld. 
Workman's church is in the best of 
order, the members have their lamps 
trimmed and burning. It appears 
there is not ajar among them. His 
assistant minislera are Bro. David 
Urnbaker and Joshua Workman. 

In the year 1872 they had some 
20 accessions, and iu 1873, 14. This 
church now number about GO mem- 
bers. In uonelusioii, I hope the dear 
bntlircn and sisters' at Lou'lenviUe 
will accept my heart-felt thanks in 
return for their kindness and many 
t:ifis which I received at their hands. 
I will never torget them, no never. 
May tho Lord bless them is my 
pia>er. I remain yours in hope of 
eternal life. JouN NicHO^so.x. 
iihnncsvUley Ohio. 

the speakers of that Church, who 
conveved us to his home. The meet- 
ings were appointed at the other end 
(if the Church, and we were uot able 
to reach our iirst appointment, but 
remained at brother Jacob Reisers, 
fnaod them all well and enjoyed their 
soeietv ami hospitality very much. | 
Next morning being Lord's day, we 
were conveyed to place of meeiing, a 
school hous'e near Bro. David Ritten- 
house's, a few miles west of Pioneer, 
— found a reasonable- congregation 
assembled where we tried to preach 
the word of life. Meeting at same 
place iu the evening, and next day at 
Bro. David Rittenhouse's. From 
there we moved ou Monday evening 
lo Bro. Bollinger'^ school house, 
where we had meeting in the evening, 
and at the Brethren's houses iu day 
time, on account of school, until 
Thursday, when we went to Prim- 
rose. Meotiug there in a Univcr^aliet 
house Thursday forenoon. In the 
afternoon one baptized. Meeting 
agaiu in the evening, when Bro. 
John left meand returned home, hav- 
ing to attend a council in Stark Co., 
Ohio. I remained with the brethren 
tiiitil the morning of the 27tli. when 
brother Jacob Kciser conveyed me to 
Bro. Longs school house, 6 miles 
north of Bryan, the county seat of 
Williams county, where we had one 
meeting- On the morning of the 28th, 
Bro. Jacob Keiser conveyed me on to 
Bryan, where I remained with two 
of luv nephews over night. On the 
morning of the 29Eh, I left for home 
where I arrived iu the afternoon of 
the 30tb,and found all well for which 
we felt to thank God, for his abonnd- 
ing grace. Upon the whole we en- 
joyed our trip very much, formed 
new acquaintances with brethren a»d 
sisters, and hope done some good. 
The brethren are praiseworthy for the 
great zeal they manifested for the 
truth, and have our prayers for their 
kindness shown toward us. We hope 
to soon hear of the fruits of our la- 
bor, for some strong impressions 
were made upon some uf them. We 
think ihey are almost pursuaded to 
be Christians. 

Yours in love, 

Georoe W^orst. 

iug or talking of death. It \^ ^^ i, 
to be prepared to meet death as 
faithful servant is prepared to meet 
the iii-st night after ihe em! of hi 
servitude, v^-rappini; the drapery of 
his couch anmud him and lyiup 
down to a swc-t sleep and ie«t, to 
awake in the morning iu the eniov- 
ment of perfect freedom. 

J. B. Garver 
Ml Union, Pa. 

Bro. Johu Gault of Wood Co. W 
Va., says: "The Church here num- 
bers 35 or 40 and I thiidi if gome 
able minister would come here a ad 
preach for us a while some more 
would join with us. We are weak 
in the cause, but our desire is that we 
may grow in grace and a knowle.lge 
of the truth, so that when we fail on 
eartli we may have a home in Heav- 

Dear Brother EiUtors of the Pll- 
griiii : — As Clmrch news are solicited 
from the brotherhood, I will give vou 
a short sketch ot our travels, Bro. 
John B. Shoemaker of Chippeway 
Churcii, and I, met at Wooster on 
January lotli, and repaired to the 
tho house of brother Jonathan Kuriz, 
a short distance from town, where we 
enjoyed their company and hospital- 
ity v-^ry much. On the morning of 
the Kith, we took the early train for 
Williams Co., expecting to reach onr 
destination same day, but failing to 
make conuection we were delayed 
until the evening of 17th; were met 
at Fayette, the terminus of a vow 
rail i-oad, six miles distant froo ,e 
brethren by Bro. Jacob Keiser one of 

Dear Pilgrim : — Go last Wednes 
day evening I received the sad intel- 
ligence that brother George Suine 
had d:ed suddenly on Tuesday even- 
ing, and that the funeral and burial 
would be on Thuisdaj at 10 o'clock 
a. m. 

Funerals are really very solemn 
occasions, but they are very freqnerit, 
I Wiis at a J'uneral once that was very 
largt.''y uttended, and while pas>'iiig 
along with the solemn procession, a 
very old German brother sanding by 
the wayside, leaning upon his staff, 
and looking at the jutiable throng, 
said lo mc, '■' E-^ gept noche ein mon- 
ichie Icioht his die all forgrawva sin," 
i. c. there will be many a funeral be- 
fore these are all buried. I thought 
his wni'ils contained a very lai'ge idea, 
and I think so yet, but when I add to 
it the idea of all the mortals tliat 
tread the earth, and compare them 
with all that ever did tread it and 
nnw sleeps in its bi som, and when I 
add to this idea the resurrection and 
the judgment which await all, then 
I become in vol veil iu a problem 
which God alone can solve. 

Funerals change the language 
which nature speaks to the living. 
Things that were emblems of life be- 
come decorations ot the abodes of 
death. They speak of the last ago- 
nies, of the shroml, and ot the silent 
tomb. But it is uot well to be al- 
ways dying, mr to be always think- 


God willing, there will be a series 
of meetings in the Aughwick Church 
commencing in Germnnv Vallev, at 
the Brethren's Meeting-house, nn 
Saturday evening, February 21st, '74' 
All who desire to be with us are here- 
by cordially invited, by order of the 
Church. J. B. Garver. 

Brother Brumhaugh, jilease an- 
nounce through your columns thattbe 
brethren of Chippeway church iulend 
holding a series of m'eetings commeuce 
'm\l on the evening of the 14th of 
Feb. 1S74, at tiie Beech Grove meet- 
inghouse. A general invitation ie 
extended to all, and especially to 
niini.';tering brethren. By order of 
the church. D. M. luviN. 

6'inithvilf.t\ Ohio. 


SPANOGLE— STOVER— By llie imdei- 
sigiied ou the 23nd of Jan., at the lebi- 
dciiceofthe biide's iiareiits. bio. A. J. 
Spaiiogle of Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pii., 
lo Jliss Kate Stover, ol" Fiaii!i!iu Co.-Pa. 

GROVE— SMALL.— By Uie'sarao, ou Uie 
.'>th fFeb.,al his residence in Shady 
Grove, Mr. Joliii L. Grove lo sister Mag- 
gie A. Small, both of I'raiiklm Co., Pa- 
John ZrcK. 


WHITEHEAD.— On .Inn. 31st 1S74, our 
beloved brother Siimuel Whitelicad, of 
Union Centre eongrejjation, aged 63 yrs., 
1 mo. and 10 days. . 

Ho was a member of the chnreh for i' 
years, and was mueli loved by nil w i" 
knew him. He was very zealous iu toe 
Master's eause— esiieeially in the last years 
of his life— as his whole life was to tillKano 
audur-ohis children, and nil that m-it 
about iiim to come to God. When he come 
to bid tlicm a final farewell, he cvheil™ 
bis cliildren, grand -ehildriu :mi w<e.kl'm 
to meet him m Heaven. His oomi«"e"n 
has lost a faithful husband, the 'hiUnen 
have lost a kind father, and tkc church im 
lost ouo of itf most zealous and uoble mcni- 
bersjbutwe comfort ourselves "'"' ,'° 
assurance that "onr loss is his sni" ■"""",; 
we may all meet liiui above. Oh may »J 
all remember his adinoiiitious airl "Hf ';,' 
to go to himl Funeral by Davis J'ou«t ami 
the writer lo a largo and attentive centre 
gatiou, liev. 14: 13. jEssii. Cli.«'"- 
{C'trnp-rfiion. please copy.) 

LETDY.— Iiilbe Clover t^ieek ':<'"5";iT 
tion, Blair county Pa., on .Ian. lOlli, '«; 
Liz/.io Alice, daughter of Daniel "^" |j 

Catharine Loidy, aged 10 years 

''">■'■ .., 

ALSO, in tho same f.imily, on Jn"; -*'',';; 

Emma .Time Leidy, aged I year, 7roO'u • 

and G days. Tims 

Funeral services by the hrethrcn. in|^^ 

witliin the spaco of two weeks has •' ■ 

called two innocent jewels out ol our ■ 

,t in the pa.-ulise above, -^ 

ily to rest 

side nin,*' 

their little graves serve as wny-s."- ',.,\ia^ 
to point the parents to the far oil ■'""^ ',,„i 
leading them with a genlle band to K ^_^_ 

Jesus in his footsteps, M.iy they also »^ 
iously eouBider that they have the pi .^ 
I C£6 to « lo tbem. to unite there an" 



,™iWiuHenven. Then srieye not for 
"'r .Mdones, Ihcy ^.-o well cared for; 
n , ipvo for yourselves and respond to 
' " liTi tliii' oercavcmcnt, unite yoiu- 
*r« vUitl.e chiklreu of God. If the 
=''":.„, or ol death cills you, then you are 
"Im ml 10 meet your children in the chine 
T dial hliss What consolation, \yhat 
ntat and what joy it should aflord you 
^tnow'tho Saviors a,>i.eal ; 
Suffer little Lizzie aud Emma to come, 

For of such is the kingdom of peace; 
lu "loi-y they shine, in their beauteous 
liome, . 

Where sorrow aud pain shall evermore 
ceasel S. B. Fl-imT. 

„„nTKS —Near Rockport, wood county 
W Va' on Deo. 2511i, 1873, Harriot An- 
„c' il'aushter of Urn. William Grimes, 
Zn\ H mouths and ti days. Funeral by 
fi e writer John Gaplt. 

haKTSUUGH— In the Hush Creek branch 
nf lli'e Church, Fairfield county Ohio, of 
Ivnhoid fever, bro. Edwin harlsough, 
need 49 yeare. 5 nioulhs aud 10 days. 
Ht nas chosen to the ministry Seplenibor 
fill 18'i8 bulnevcrhiboredmucliin office, 
lie leaves an aged mother, (a sister), a 
wife four chihlreii, brothers and many 
ftieuds to mourn their loss. 

Funeral services by the writer to a largo 
and allcnlive congiesalion, from 3. Tim. 4: 
7—8. He was buried on his larm. 
HE^S —In the Welsh Run congregation, 
Washington county Maryland, of heart 
disease, sister Sarah Hess, wife of broth- 
er Hiram Hess, aged 34 years, 4 months 

and 15 days. 

ghe was ao amiable sister. She leaves a 
kinil husband and four children, two of 
wliicU are mutes, an aged mother and 
miiiiy friends to mourn the loss of one so 
near aud dear. 

Funeral services by brother Kecfer and 
the « liter, from 2. Cor 6: 1. 

NicnoLAs Martin. 
bOl'DER.— In the Map'e Groyo congre- 
gation, Ashland county, Ohio, bro. John 
Soulier, aged 72 years, 3 months aud 16 

Hesuffered long but boro it 'patiently; 
was anointed with oil accordiiiiug to the 
"Word, Funeral services by Bro. A. M. 
Diekey and the writer from Amos 4: and a 
part oflSth verse. 'Prepare to meetthyGod.' 
VVe were assisted by brother David M. Wit- 
mcr ef the Ashland congregation. 

AVm. Badlbb. 


JNDietrick S.2.1.Iesse Calvert 12-75 

John Zuck 6.1.5S. W. Dolling'r S (iO 

JOHont 1.50 Wm H lioggs 1.50 

MaggieMillcr O.OOJosZahn .70 

Naiiuie Richard . 10 Jac Myers 1.60 

John Gault 1.76.1ohn Arnold 1.00 

M. V. B. Vcarsoll .V> I! A Allen 1.60 

Joiin Nicholson 5-OOD, H Bonebrakel6.40 
J L Stevens 13.00 V Richard 16.35 

Youth's Department. 


A little blftck-L-yeii girl once laid 

Her book upon my kneo; 
Aud with a truubleii look essayed 

To k-arn her ABC. 

But all in vain— she did not call 

A lijtter light— not once; 
At length I harshly sat her down, 

And calkd her " Utllo dunce." 

Sad ttars soon filled her raorry eyce; 
1 d pained her Little heart; 
i.Hil!' ^^"»y. do just wait," she cries, 
'Till I can get a start." 

And soon the tleai- girl " got a start," 

t-ach ktter leaincd to tell, 
-i"d ere three monlha had passed away 

'-^ouUl learn a lesson well. 

^'ow, when you find some duller raiud 

Uiscomaged, sick at heart, 
vt7: , P-^tient-chide thorn not, 
^wt help ihem "get a start." 

Young Falk's Bural. 

^'e here give another little stoiy 
^^oUs by au aged pilgrim for tbe 
.0"ng pilgrim and thoae inteuding 
° 'become such. It shows up most 
^eaut.fuiiy two clashes of boys and 
bT]s that we have in the world. The 
^°e class does goud ads because they 
J^^'!: SOod hearts while the other does 
eood only ^-hen :t can be seen. You 
'''^orwd the Bible wni remember 

that Jesus said, when you do alms do 
not first sound a tru/ipel but let no; 
your left hand know what your 
riglit hand doeth. This ia the way 
the little girl done, but the little boy 
wanted the trumpet sounded by hav- 
ing it put in the newspaper. I 

We hope our little girls will fol- 
low the better example by doing 
good for the sake of good. 

" It was noticed in the newspapers 
not long since that a little girl in 
New Haven had for some weeks, ab- 
stained from tlie use of butter, and 
had given the avails to a missionary. 
A lady in the town after reading the 
account to her little son nine years 
old, asked him to do as the little girl 
had done. " Yes, ma am, if they 
will put it in the^uewspaper." Do not 
laugh at the little hoy, he has not yet 
learned to conceal his heart." 

While we give this fur our young 
we also wish our older ones to read 
the little boy only said what thous- 
ands of grown people think but do 

not say it. 

^ 1 11 ■ 


Aa our young little brothers and 
sisters, no doubt eujoy good little 
stories, we select fur you the follow- 
ing from the Nurseiy, which we liope 
you will all read and try to [irofit by 
it. It leaches quite an important 
lesson which we would like to have 
you all learn. The lesson is tliis : 
"Wheu you get into trouble, always 
try and make the best you can of it. 
This is what Andy did. He com- 
menced by trying to make the little 
mice happy, and by so doing, forgot 
his own troubles, after having first 
determined to mend the wrong he 
had done. If all little boys would 
follow this example, how much less 
crying and pouting we would have 
among our little ones. 

Andy bad been careless in playing 
ball, and had broken a pane of glas-s. 
His aunt thought he ought to be pun- 
ished : so she locked liini up in the 
woodshed, after having placed a jug 
of cold water and a slice of bread on 
an old chest, which served at once 
for a table aud a bench. 

At first Audy felt rather sad. But 
he thought to himself that he had 
enough money of his own to get the 
pane of glass mendeil, and that he 
would run to the glazier's, and have 
the job done, the minute he was let 
out of prison. 

Then the little boy began to cheer 
up ; aud a^ he lifted his head, and 
opened his eyes, he^aw suniethiug that 
soon made him lose all recollection of 
the broken paue. 

On the iioor weie two little mice, 
who, tempted by tlie smell of the nice 
bread, had come out of their holes. 
Andv was a humane hoy ; and he 
said to the mice, " You poor hungry 
little things ! yo" si"'" ''"^'^ " S°°'^ 
time, whether /do or not." 

Andy was not aware at the mo- 
meut, that in trying lo make others 
happy, though those others were on- 
ly two poor little mice, he was help- 
ing himself out of his own sorrows. 

Moving his hand quietly toward 
the Slice of bread, he crumbled up 
some of it, and threw it gently down 
for the mice to eat. At first Ihty 
ran otf; but by and by, seeing that 
Andy did not mean them any harm, 
they came boldly back, and ate up 
all the crumbs. 

Then Andy threw down some 

more ; and this time thty did not 
run. They ate all that was given lo 
them, and looked up, as much as to 
say, ■' Thank you, little boy; we 
should have no objection to a few 
more of these nice crumbs. Times 
are hard, and people say there is a 
great panic somewhere." 

Andy gave them some more ; and 
then, as his eyes caught sight of a 
mouse-trap that lay on the floor, he 
said, *' You poor little tellowa ! I 
have broken bread with you ; and 
the laws of hospitality will not per- 
mit me to see you caught and killed 
before my sigh.t." 

So he got up and kicked the mouse- 
trap under a big basket, where it 
'jould do nobody any harm. 

By and by Andy's aunt unlocked 
the door, caine in, and was surprised 
to find him looking so bright and 
happy. " Your mother has just 
came back from market," said she, 
" and has been scolding me for shut- 
ting you up." 

" You did perfectly right, aunty," 
said Audy ; "and I mean to have the 
pane of glass mended at my oivn ex- 
pense. Now, please tell rae one 
thing: When one has made an ac- 
quaintance, and broken bread with 
him, is it not right to keep that one 
from runuing into danger, if one can 
do so ?" 

" Of course it is, you queer hoy !" 
said aunty. 

" Y"ou're sure of that, are you ?" 
asked Andy. 

*' Of course I am," replied aunty. 

" Then I'm all right," said Andy ; 
" for you must know, aunty, I have 
been dining on bread with two little 
mice, who entertained me greatly ; 
and 30, rather than see them caught 
I kicked the mouse-trap under the 

" But you've caught me instead of 
the mice," said aunty, laughing. *'0 
Andy, Andy ! What shall wo do 
with von?" 


It is so easy to begin ! I have seen 
boys and girls do it so many, many 
times, and then break down at the 
first little trouble. 

Did you not make ever so many 
good resolutions oue New Y'ear'a 
bay, to begin " all over again," and 
have your life faithtui and wise and 
true?' And did you not get discour- 
aged, at last, because you had failed 
a few times, and give it all up? 

Did von not begin very indus- 
triously,' one Spring, with your flow- 
er-seeds and your garden-beds, aud 
determine to have everything order- 
ly aud beautiful? and did you not 
grow csroless after awhile, aud feel 
discouraged because the weeds grow 
so fast, and neglect it more aud more, 
until your flo.veri were all crowded, 
and their beauty spoiled ? 

Did you nut begin once to try any 
have perfect lessous at school every 
day ? and because you failed once or 
twice, did you give it all np, and s.iy 
it was of no use? 

You see it is so easy to begin ! The 
difficult thing is to persevere ; to go 
on with courage and hope, even after 
we have made mistakes and failures. 
We must le«rn lo do this all through 
life, if we mean to have brave aud 
noble lives, that will honor Uod and 
do good to others. 


A gentleman who had a splendid 
Newfoundland dog was riding with 
a friend one day, when the dog be- 
came the subject of conversation. 
Having praised the qualities of his 

favorite very highly, the owner as- 
sured his rampauion that Nero would, 
upon reCiiving the order, relurn an§ 
fetch any article he should leave he- 
hind, from any disiancr. Toconnrm 
this, a marked shilling was first 
shown to the dog, and then put un- 
der a large square stone by the side 
of the road. The gentleman then 
rode for three miles, when the dog 
received the signal from his master' 
lo return for the shilling he had seen 
put uuder tiie stone. The dog turn- 
ed hack, the gentleman rode on and 
reached home ; hut lo his great sur* 
prise the hither'o faithful messenger 
did not return during the day. It 
afterward appeared that he had gone 
to the stone uuder which the (shilling 
was placed, but it being too large for 
his strength to remove, he had staid 
howling at the place till two gentle- 
man on horseback, hearing the noise 
made by the dog, stopped to look at 
him, when one of them .dighting, re- 
moved the stone, and seeing the shiK 
ling, put it into his pocket, not at 
tlie time thinking it to be the object 
of the dog's search. The dog follow- 
ed their horses for twenty miU'S, re- 
mained quietly in the room where 
they supped, followed the maid into 
the bed chamber, and hid himself 
under one of the beds. The possessor 
of the shilling hung his breeches up- 
on a nail by the bedside; but when 
the travellers were both asleep, the 
dog took the breeches in his mmith, 
anu leaping out ofthe window, which 
was left open on account of the heat, 
reached the house of his master at 
four o'clock in the morning with his 
prize, in the pocket of which were 
tijuud, besides the shilling, a watcb 
and money, which, upon being ad- 
vertised, were returned to the owner, 
wheu the whole mystery was ex- 
plained, to the admiration of all par- 
ties. — Wood's JIuasclwld ^inga^inc. 

INE.XPEN3IVE Happiners. — The 
most perfect home I ever saw was in 
a little house into the sweet incense 
of whose fires went no costly things. 
A thousand dollars served for a year's 
living of father, mother and three 
children. But the mother was the 
creator of a home; her relations with 
her children was the most beautiful 
I have ever seen ; even a dull and 
cdmnion -place man was lifted up and 
enabled Uj do goud work for souls 
by the atmosphere which this woman 
created, every imiate other liouse 
involuntarily looked into her face for 
the key-note of the day, and it always 
rang clear. From the rosebud or 
clover leaf which in spite of her hard 
houseivork, she always found time to 
put by our plates at breaklast, down 
to the story she on hand to be 
read in.tlie evening, there was no in- 
termission of her influence. She has 
always been and always will be my 
ideal of a mother, wile, home maker. 
If lo her quick brain, loving heart 
and exquisite face had been added 
the aj-pliauce of wealth and the en- 
largements of wider culture, hers 
would have beeu the ideal home. 
A.S it was, it was the best I have 
ever seen. — llrien Hunt. 

TuE aflliolions of God's people 
turn ever to their advantage. 

Thb road to happiness and health 
lies in simplicity and moderation with 
a " mind at ease.'' 

By taking revenge a man is but 
even with his enemy ; but in passing 
over it he is superior. 




ts-Lv nR»Nn!.iTti:> MATciiwi.-A Fnlry TaU- 
fnnn w fV^'^h. lllnKritivl. (Claxion. Rcroni'ii 
ji II..ffl(iiiwrr; rhlliutPl|.lilft.) Prill- *).f.O. 

\\ . fxiiTiol refniin ironi K"vi»« tlie iiiotio 
of tliis book. — 

•■ DlviMCB'i-nlnew, thnu *mT.r«wit all ; all hnpi>l- 
ncr . I- cml^lnM In lliy r'rtll#t«"''"m : Divine tfoo-l. 
n iKirirh'^r "I H^«Tfn, Klven Hi tlio w»fli! \>y 

111 Ihc vn-fitrc llic aiUhor tells licr younc 
TCiulurs llml "llic«! are nu liiirics," that 
" Thr- providence of our Mrnvt-nly Fiitlicr 
wlin JH iis ROful »R lie in powerful, dirrtts 
oiirllf*'," that "The niily true fairieB arc 
thf virtueB that Goil scndit ns," and lliat 
" prayer ir tlio Inlisnian thfit hrinfis tliern , 
from heaven." Willi this view of the fni- 
ries hcf-irr lln' mind of thr yniint,' reader, 
and ilie U-ssoor taufiht in Hit- book, it were 
■Wfllrii'iiik'h to pine- it in the lian-ls <»f ma- 
ny iliiMnii. iinlilthry f'el Uiat Ihclr Imp- 
pduKH nr uTihiippiiu'ss (Jcpfii-lH upon these 
capucidiiH little rrealun-s, whnm they Ijo- 
licvi' will rule their deatiny'a and shape 
their conrso throu(,'li life. 

A Sn.K.MADEWoMAK: or Miirj- Iflylo-p Trlalo 
nii'irrlumphi. By Kmtnn Muy lliii-klnithain. (S. 
K, \VoU^ Now York.) laim-. '■li'lli tl.60. 

TitiH is ail autt)bini;rapliKal «tory of a 
yoiinK gill who, iuf pile ut poverty, siek- 
l^e^M, disappointniciilB and many obstaelcs, 
olitaincd an edueatinn, which we fear was 
a viiry suiicrOcial one, UioukIi represented 
as n runiai'kablc stieceafl. The book was 
evidently written under the prenumptioii 
that the author was a Ronius without miieb 
lht.n;jlil, hut with the eflbrt to display 
kimwUidge whieli, al«s! Hrenis to have been 
liukiiiji. Wo would gladly n«y Runiething 
in ilH ])raiBo if we could do bo, conscien- 
tiously. If it haa any merit it is its un- 
conhi-iiiufl duUery, which will scarcely com- 
mend It to favor. 

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week eudiiit; January Sd, begins a new vol- 
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and the prest-ut is iherefovi; a pood time for 
tho hegiiuiing of new subscnijlions. I-'or 
eiii'ly nutnhers of tin.' new yrar, the pub- 
liBhern already auuounoe articles on import- 
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piiiMildu lo uvoiy one who desirt's a "tlior- 
out^li (.'oiiipciidiuin of the admirable and 
notcworlliy in Un' Ut.iniry World." 

ThcmunlKis tor .lanuary ;fUl and Feb- 
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very ri'ttdablo and npprecirvliTo article on 
Sir I'Mwin Ijaudsi'or, ft'Oiu tho pen of Mise 
Thuckoiay, Cornhill Miigaiiiw, Spiinisli 
Lib' and tMmractcr in tbo Inierior, during 
the Slimmer of 187H, pmt 111, .Vufmillian's 
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cti'. These iminbirs aUo eontaii tb« con- 
(dusioa of "The Parisians,'' by Lord Lyt- 
toii; an instalment of u ghort Ktory by An- 
thony Trolloi»«, and parts I and U of u 
rciii;ukablo story, entitled "Far from the 
Maddins Crowd," which is attributed by 
the London iyprctuhr to Goorjio Klliot. 

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of the celebmteii " Yo&emite Valley, in 
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sliows Bridal Veil Falls, 6i0 Icet high, and 
those immense cloud-capped mountains, 
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BiUDiE, and Uis Fairy Friends, by Mar- 
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giving Birdies adventures with the fairio*, 
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not enough of the Divine Love. The "faii-y 
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rFnrlllC PIU>R1M.] 



Like raindrops bright ou the withering leaf, 
Paiclied through many a day of summer 
To tlic world-weary mortal deproBBod with 
Falls the sweet sunshine of loy« *n the 

A3 the drooping flower by the evening dew, 
Awaking bright with the morrow's sun 
So by the smile and tone of the heart that's 
Sadness departs, life's joyous pleasure 

Something congenial we were formed to 
The flowers, plants, trees, the •treams 
and inountaius tall; 
Animals, birds, the eim, mo«n and attri 
Humanity mo3t, and God who made them 

We were fonned to love, yet for lore's re- 
If not less than human, or perchance di- 
vine — 
From those beloved we instinctively yearn, 
And bereft of sympathy and love i-epine. 

As the voice of the nightingale'e warbling, 
Rings BWeet on the air ot his fair nativ* 
Bo to the heart sick of loveless wandering, 
Does the sweet gentle tone of true love 

noble the mission to whom is given — 
To humanity dear the labor of those, 

Who gifted to love, here make a fiwe«t 
By charming away mortality's woea. 

Peaceful the home of love's sweet abiding, 
happy is the heart where true love dwells; 

There Uo w era of contentoient and kindness 
And puriiy sweet, with virtue, prevails. 

beam ever brightly thou sunlight divine, 
Dispel from the htart the dark shadows 
of sin, 
Till all nation's and climes shall bow at thy 
A.ud peace unioereal on earth shall reign. 
SnttMrp, MieJi. 

{Fortho PiLQUiii.] 



My htart with care and grief oppressed, 
liecause ot its guilty stains, 

Is vuid of comfort, l)eace or rest, . 
Aad filled with aching pains. 

All earth to me seems cold and dark, 

As on lile's sea I'm tossed; 
My aoul s'-ems launched on a fiail bark, 

1 hat's destined to be lost. 

My thoughts from Christ seem Cir alloyed, 

And never feel at ease; 
'^hcre dwells in me an aching void. 

Which I cannot appease. 

All nature seems to he enshrouded, 

Uer beauties all have fled; 
With tears, my eyes are oft beclouded, 

»ly soul is filled with dread. 

From morn till nighl, I hear this load— 

1 his burden of my grief- 
Over this rough and ragged road, 

liecauee of unbelief. 



niy pillow there lurks a thorn, 

rat ptnctrales my brain; 
"d causes me with grief to mourn. 
In agony and pain. 

> •'f "? «" my load remove, 
Tr T V '' "y 'Oil with joy; 
If I but ask him, in his love, 

ao will my gfief destroy. 
'""ilingdon, Pa 

[Foa THEPlLaaiM.] 


Follow peace with all men, and holiness, 
without which no man shall see the Lord. — 
Hob. 13 : 14. 

To have, or to be in perfect peace 
wuh all men, is to be very fortunate 
indeed, and it is the coudition of a 
very rare character only to enjoy it, 
and the duty a3 well as the pleasure 
of a righteous person to "follow" it, 
to seek it, and to strive for it. " If 
it be possible, as much as lieth in 
you, live peaceable with all men.'' 
Christ Jesus followed peace with 
all men, not deuying the "dogs" of 
the food which was sent " unto the 
lost sheep of the house of Israel," 
yet his enemies cried "away with 
him." And Pilate, who was not au 
ignorant man, nor even an impudent 
man, in relation to things pertaining 
to his government, endeavored to 
appease the hatred of the Jews and 
to warrant to himself the peace and 
friendship of the world's monarch by 
delivering up the Prince of Peace 
to the merciless desires of bis ene- 
mies. But how loncTj alas, till the 
same Pilate who had thus sacrificed 
his choice, was compelled to rage war 
against this same people in order to 
defend the efligies of the Emperor, 
which were on the ensign. Thos it 
appears that for a mortal being, mor- 
al or truly religious, to follow the 
prittciple of peace, then is one thing, 
and to be at perfect peace with all 
men is another, and the greatest of 
all true principles interposes between 
the two, which is justice. But even 
now in addition to this beautiful, 
moral, and indispensable course of 
life, in order to see the Lord, the 
apostle says, " and holiness." 

The command of the Lord is, " Be 
ye holy, for I am holy," but to be as 
holy as God is holy, is also rather to 
be .'ought than to be found iu this 
life, for " in my flesh dwelleth no 
good thing." And when we draw 
the analogy between " Be yc perfeei 
as your father in Heaven is jmfeet," 
and " Charily is the bond of perftvl- 
ncss," then seeing that although 
charity be obtained, it is at best but 
the bond, and not luiper-fectness itself. 
So with holiness. Christ dwelling 
in us, ruling and reigning in our 
hearts and minds, it brings about in 
our mauuer of lile and all our purpo- 
ses and desires, an entire consecra- 
tion to His Holy Being, even blend- 
ing our minds in the mind of Christ, 
to please Him in all things, and to 
" hearken unto God rather than to 
men," and as Christ died for us, so 
to die also for Him, which is to deny 
ourselves of the various lusts of our 
earthly nature, and to be virtually 

in possession of that living, working, 
precious faith once delivered to the 
saints. And then shall we be gov- 
erned and guided by Him, and even 
indeed become " partakers of His di- 
vine nature, having escaped the cor- 
ruptions which are in the world thro' 

So man can follow holiness. Then 
may one even be said to be holy, and 
that in a Scriptural sense, as we rend 
in the Scriptures of holy men, holy 
people, and even of holy places, holy 
mountains, holy temple, and holy 
sacrifices, &c. These titles however 
belong to things only, entirely, and 
that legitimately consecrated to, God. 
And now cur text tells us that with- 
out these, no man shall see the Lord. 
Sad thought, that so many think 
themselves to be holy, claim to be 
casting out devils in His name, and 
prophesying and doing many wonder- 
ful works, and shall even dare to 
plead their cases thus at His coming, 
and shall only have had a form of 
godliness but in works deny the pow- 
er theieof Some having works only 
and no faith, and some faith only and 
no works, others having neither, and 
still others, having both, but alas, 
having offended in one point, are 
found guilty of all. 
*' How careful then ought we to live. 

With what religious fear; 
Who such a strict account must give, 

Of our behavior hci-e ? " 
" And if the righteous scarcely be 
saved, where shall the sinner and the 
ungodly (unholy) appear." " How 
shall we escajie it we neglect so 
grgat salvation?" Then take heed 
lest any should come short of thi 
promise of entering into His rest, and 
of seeing Him as He is. When He 
shall come " in the brightness of His 
gliry, every eye shall see him, but 
when God shall be " all and in all," 
then the holy only shall see and en- 
joy Him. C. C. Root. 
Mirahile, Mo. 


Let no man therefore judge you in meat, 
or in drink, or in respects aa holy day, or 
of the new moon, orof Sabbath days ; which 
are a shadow of things to come ; hut the 
body is of Christ— Col. 2 : 1(1, 17. 

The idea cherished in the minds 
of many that while God in the crea- 
tion of the world, after He had la- 
bored si.t days and then rested on 
the seventh, binds mau to rest on 
that day in itself, has no fimudation 
in the Bible. The Mosaic account 
of the creation is not so sure whether 
those days were like our days, for we 
read that only on the fourth day the 
lights to divide the day from the 
ni<r|it were created. True the Lopl 
separated lightfrom darknessand call- 
ed light day, and dalkncss night, but 
who can tell whetlier that day or 

night was like ours, as " a day is with 
the Lord as a thousand ycors." Biil 
ceriain it is that the Lord rested ia 
the seventh part of the time men- 
tioned in the Bible. "And God 
blessed the seventh day and sanctifi- 
ed it." ^yhy? Because that man 
sliould rest and keep it holy? No; 
it 9;iys, "because that in it God had 
rested from all his works which God 
created and made.' Gen. 2: 3. It 
eanuot be shown that God ever com- 
luaiided man to keep oi*e day out of 
seven holier than the others until 
the children of Israel were traveling 
from the land of bondage to the land 
of Canaan ; and prefigures an eter- 
1 deliverance frooQ the bondage of 
satan through Christ the second Mou- 
ses. Anfli the law there given on 
Mount Sinai, moral and ceremonial, 
shadowed forth the good things to 
come in the gospel diapensatioo which 
ended in Christ. Christ is the end of 
the lay, to all them that believe. Did 
the Lord ever rosumo his work again 
as regards the visible creation ? Cer- 
tainly not. "They the heavens and 
earth were finished and all the host of 
them." Hence, I assume the posi- 
tion that the seventh day's reet of the 
Lord, typifies the miUeuial rest that 
remains to the people of God. 

We have intimation that a seventh 
time was observed in days and also 
in years previous to the Exodus of 
the children of Israel, but whether 
in imitation to the Lord's rest in 
scripture is silent. It is conclusive, 
however, that no command was giv- 
en by the Lord to this effect ; though 
nature and justice to man and beast, 
would require a rest of one part out 
of seven. However, I have never 
found a command to man, even not 
to the descendent8 of Abraham, the 
giving of bread from heaven t9 the 
children of Israel in the wilderness. 
Ex. IG, 23. Read the 30th carefully 
aud you will uudoubtedly see that 
the observance of the Sabbath was 
new to them. For instance, Moses 
said, " Eat that to day ; for to-day 
is a Sabbath unto the Lord ; to-day 
ye shall not find it ia the fiehl." "Six 
days ye shall gather it but on the 
seventh day which is the Sabbath in 
it there shall be none." Aud it came 
to pass, that there went out some of 
the people on the seventh d.iy for to 
gather and they found none." By 
the exjiression a Sabbath, and that 
some went out on the seventh day, it 
seems to me conclusive that this was 
the first command of the Lord to man 
for the keeping of that day called 
Sabbath. It is remarkable that tor 
twenty-five hundred years after the 
creation of mau there was no com- 
mand given, aud the term Sabbath 



used for the first time. It is & He- 
brew tcrai au(l bereuDtrauslated, but 
simply means rest. 

Tlie iden tbnt is embodied in tlie 
term Sabbnih tlie8eventh,i» enshroud- 
ed ;n ignoraiicx'. ll is used for (lays 
of rest accompanied wiih feasts wheth- 
er it occurred on the seventh day or 
not, and we often in order to difltin- 
guiali it from ji fast day, called the 
seventh day Wabbath. Now, in the 
moral law, it is more strictly com- 
manded. In order to remind llieni 
of what he had told them shortly 
before in reference to tlic gathering 
tor manna and make it positively bind- 
ing lie sailli, " Remember the Sabbaili 
day and keep it holy," including in 
tbia Citmniand, 8on, daughter, servants, 
cattle, and stranger ivithin his gates, 
and stoning to death was the penalty 
o( violating this command. This was 
binding to the Israelites only, and con- 
tinued to he so until they accepted the 
failh in Christ. Tlie law was the 
school-master to bring them to Chriet. 
He brought a new covenant, a belter 
one, which t-upt-rcedes tlie Jewish cov- 
enant. All those who accept Ilim are 
under His dircciioo. lie has deliveied 
them from the law, and whatever is 
ucceasiiry for the Christian to do is 
embodied in the New Testament. For 
the old aliadowed for the new, hence 
the words of.our text, Yes, says some 
the moral law is still binding, l say so 
too as far vs Christ incorponited it into 
the new. A part ho has changed, and 
part ubolishcd. Hence Paul stands 
justified in his writings to the Corin- 
thians in his second Jottor, third chap- 
ter, alluding to the mural law written 
and engraven in stones uid abolished, 
done away in Christ and repeats it 
three times. Christ says tlie .'^on of 
Man is also Lord of the t?abbath, henue 
by liis death and tiiumphant rcsuiree- 
liun, brought a now era into the world, 
the redemj)tiouof nian complete, which 
is more noble th;;n the creation, hence 
Iho Cliristian keeps an everlasting Sab- 
bath, every day in his life he will keep 
holy and consecrated to the Ijord until 
he ends m tiiat Sabbath remaining to 
the people of(Jod. Jesus Christ, the 
capiiiin of fc?alvaiJon, gavo no coni- 
mamlmont concerning the Sabbath day. 
The divinely inspired writers never 
hinted a word in regard lo the kci-p- 
nig of the ?)abbath, neither did ihcy 
reprove the bolievors at any time for 
breaking the tjabbalh, rather to tiie 
contrary. See our te.\t. 

lagrto with brother J. H. M., thai, 
tlie Sabbath under the law was never 
ehangul to that people unto whom it 
was given so long a.-* they do not be- 
lieve in Christ; but if we have put on 
Christ, tiio Bubstancc of tho symbol, 
wo should, yes, we must leave the 
shadow and cleave tu the body gf 
Christ. But one point our brother 
overlooked which I claim to correct, 
which is, that the term Sabhath is not 
found iu the liible for the fn-st day ol 
the week. If he means iu King .luuics' 
translation 1 have notliiiij' 'to ^^ay 
against it, fnit if he hath jillusion to 
ilieyacrcd writing, I tind the term in 
Greek, [^abh<iihon\ five times at lea>t 
in the New Testament, Malt. :i8: 1, 
Markltj : i), John iiU : 10, Acts 20 ! 
7, X Cor. 19: 2 ; in all those piaccss 
Luther translates Sabbath, and correct- 
ly too, according to the Greek copies, 
but as said before, it is a Hebrew term, 
and simply means vtwt. Hence if wo 
keep the lioid'a day, or the diiy in 
which our I^rd rose from the' dead 
a day of rest from our labors, anil have 
chiefly our service on that day, we arc 
junifie<l in the strict meaninir of that 
term (Sabbath,) and say nature and 
justice requires now, as well as before 
the giving of the law, that we as well 

as our beast of burden, should rest one 
day out of seven, though the Christian's 
law does not strictly command us to do 
BO. There must be an order, and if 
disunited in that order, confusion is 
engendered and the }»eople will not 
prosper. The temporal powers in all 
the Christian countries have very wise- 
ly adopted the Lord'a day as a day of 
rest, and more particularly for the wor- 
ship of God, and hqI a penally upon 
violating it. This alone is suffieient 
for us to keep it inviolate, for we are 
commanded to be subject to the higher 
powers, ami subject ourselves to fall 
into its judgment, when no positive 
command is against its requirements. 
Let me here observe that every day in 
the week is kept as a Sabbath by one 
nation or the oilier, and each govern- 
ment requires that day under penalty 
to be kept. For instance, Christians 
1 day, Greeks '2 day, i'ersians 3 day, 
Assyrians 4 day, jLgy}itians 5 day,and 
Jews 7 days, and 1 believe each are 
justified in doing so providing they 
keep strictly the seventh day according 
to the demands of tiieir laws. iiui 
from the resurrection of Christ, which 
occurred on the first day of the week 
according to divine testimony, we have 
all reason lo believe that the Ibllowers 
of Christ soon after that time, in hon- 
or lo their risen Savior. He alter his 
resurrection repeattdly appeared to his 
disciples on that day, and on the first 
day of the week the Holy Ghost de- 
scended upon the apostles, and for the 
first time, preached the (jofpeJ in its 
fullnejs with the rejiurrcction of Christ 
fiomihedead. On that day the dis- 
ciples cam^ together to break bread, 
and John, the rcvelator, was in the 
spirit on ihe Lord'a day. Notwith- 
standing all this, ihe Judaizing Christ- 
ians were. 8lili wedded to tlio law, and 
some nndoubiingly kei»t for awhile the 
seventh day. Sabbath, with other cere- 
monies, and were conscicncioiis, hence 
demanded the Gentile Christians to ob- 
serve those things mentioned in our 
text, jjarnabas in his letter to a cer- 
ium Church, saith in rc.'eience to the 
aboliiion of the Mosaic law, your new 
moons and Sabbaths I delight in, as I 
have made ihem ; in wliicli I have 
rested und made new in the beginning 
ot the I'l'f/hth day which is a commence- 
ment of a now World. Therefore wo 
celebrate the eighth day with joy in 
which Jesus arose from tlie dL-ad. 
Chapter 11 ; 13-14-15. Barnabas was 
Paul's partner. Again Ignaties to 
ihe Church at Magnesia, writes, " Be- 
cause we do not live according to old 
works, vi'c come in jjossessiort of a new 
hope, we do no more keep the Sabbaih, 
hut live in keeping the Lord's day, 
through whom our life is resurrected 
by Himself and through His death." 
Ign. 4th let:cr 9th chapter, 1,2, 3. 
Leonard Furry. 


Dtar Pilgrim: — The emignition of the 
Mcnnonilcs ii-oin RuBsia for conscience sake, 
brings tlio qii«bUon of religious tuleriitlon, 
ami (.ppociiilly that of the iion-rcsisUiU 
Churclics, in ii vcvy forcible nmimpi- hpfoi-e 
tliu miuil ol cveiy non-rosistimt Clnintiaii. 
Ami as »U ut'a ii^sisUuu Chiirehos are tlevp- 
ly interested in this iniportnut niiuter, we 
fuel uo hcsiuiiaii lo nppcal to thciii (or as- 
siftanco in iiiilin;; our liretliren. who wiUi 
Iho loss ofull their propeily in many cases, 
and in olhci-s witliont any means to ilofiay 
Iho pspcnsosof the journey, are compelletl 
to leave their native land or give up their 
faith. Shoulil any feci pi-ompted to con- 
tnhiito a mite by Uiereadinc oflhcencloseil 
iirhcli', lEinmst call f»r Uolp,) it will be 
received with Ihe deepest gmtilude. 

, , J"°^ ^- >*tISK. 

hlkfiart, Intl. 

"Tho-o that are iu distress lead 
thou iiiio thy house * * * and hide 
not thy'^elf fiom thine own flesh." Ger- 
man translation from Is. 56 : 7. 

Thus calls the prophet to those in 

his day, in view of the distress brought 
upon both the innocent and guilty, by 
the weakness and imperfections of the 
race, and appeals earnestly for help to 
all those who have it in their power to 
assist in relieving them, as far as hu- 
man aid is able to relieve. The same 
Spirit which put these words into the 
mouth of the prophet, prompted 
Paul, when in tiie days of the new 
dispensation, he sajs, "The Lord 
loveth a cheerful giver." And what 
Jehovah required of the people of his 
Covenant, the Maker of that Cove- 
nant also exhorts liia faithful follow- 
ers to observe in his new command - 
inentof love. And truly opportunities 
to such works of love are not wanting 
in our day. Calls for aid to the dis- 
tressed add the alleviation of human 
misery, stands at tlie door of every 
friend of humanity. 

To set forth one of these scenes of 
sorrow and distress, and give further 
opportunity iov the manifestation of 
that i'aith which worketh by love, is 
tlie purpose of these lines. It' the 
kind reader will go with us a short 
time, we will take him beyond the 
shores of America, acros>s the wide 
ocean, through strange lauds, into a 
land that is now engaged in the efibrt 
of adopting new laws and govern- 
ment regulations — Russia. 

Ll a southern part of this country 
there are a number of Mennonite col- 
onies, which to tlie casual observer 
do not at all appear to be in a dis- 
tressed condition. Friend VVilliana 
Hepscler, the Canadian Commissioner 
of emigration, who visited these col- 
onies iu the Summer of 1872, indeed 
made the remark, as he beheld the 
beautiful, regularly built villages, 
with their maguificeut larms, gardens, 
orchards and groves surrounding 
them, that a colouf so beautiful, and 
upon such a scale was not to be found 
neither in Europe nor America, and 
yet at this lirue ihere is great distress 
there, for the new laws of Russia 
takeaway from our brethren iu ihe 
faith there, the privileges which less 
than oue 100 years ago, were guar- 
anteed to their fathers forever, who 
came from Prussia into Russia, upon 
special invitation, to settle where 
they should be permitted to enjoy the 
lullest religious freedom, and be en- 
abled to maintain tiieir tnture exist- 
ence as non-rcaisiant Cliristians. If 
now our brethren desire not to tran- 
ple carelessly under feet this treasure, 
the principles of our faith, the doc- 
trines of non-resistance, which our 
torefathers purchased with their own 
blood, and trausmitied to our care 
and preservation, they must after the 
manner ol our forefathers, take their 
start" in batd and exchange the land, 
which no longer bear them with 
their religious peculiarities, for au- 

But not only are the peculiar reli- 
gious institulions of our brethieu in 
Russia, in danger, but also their na- 
tionality, their Gtmumism, language, 
Ac., tor it is unmistakably the" pur- 
pose of the reform movement in Rus- 
sia, if possible, to inersre every tur- 
eigu element into their gwn Russian 
nationality, speaking the same lan- 
guage and following the same reli- 
gion. UudtT these circumstances, 
what could be more natural than 
that those brethren in Europe who 
have been looking for an asvlnm of 
peace, should look towards free 
America, as the most suitable plaee 
ibr them, where the Mennonite also 
may live in peace side by side with 
those of ether denominations, in the 
full enjoyment of his religious senti- 
ments ? 

But the greatest diOiculty with 

wbich the brethren there have to 
contend, are tie two questions. How 
shall we be released and made free 
from Russia? And how shall we get 
to America ? ^ 

For the brethren to become free 
and disengaged from Russia is a very 
difficult matter, since the Russian 
government, to further her own in- 
terests, seeks in every possible way 
to hinder and retard the emigratioa 
of the Munnouites, though according 
to the Imperial Manifest of the 16tE 
of June, 1871, in which full liberty 
to emigration was given during tea 
years from date, tnegoveromeut''can- 
not entirely piohibit the brethren 
from leaving during the next six 
years. She seeks to hinder thera 
from going, because she knows how 
great a loss she sustains by allowin? 
a part of her best farmers to leave 
the country, and that tliereby the ag- 
ricullural, commercial and manufac- 
turing interests of Southern Russia 
will suffer a very important loss. 
One cause of the great difficulty, iu 
the emigration of the Mennoniles, is 
the fact that the Mennonite colonies 
are settled in districts which are oc- 
cupied by Mennonites only and be- 
long exclusively to thera alone, so 
that thei farms cannot be sold to out- 
side parties, but only transferred to 
persons belonging tothesame church. 
It is now however reported that the 
next few years this restriction will be 
removed, but the question ihen arises, 
Who shall buy the farms of the Men- 
nonites? The native Russian cannot 
purchase it, because he does not un- 
derstand how to cultivate it; and 
whyshonld he?The Mennonites will, 
finally, after all, leave their farms 
in Russia, and after they move away 
their farms can be had almost Jbr a 
gift. Some of the brethren who pro- 
pose to come to America the coming 
Spring, have already sold farms, 
worth §5000 and $6000 tor $2000 
and even for $1000. If we consider 
then that all the farm buildings in 
thnne colonies had to lie built accor- 
ding to a plan determined by law, 
without any regard as to the means 
of the builder, and that in conse- 
quence of thie, many of the colonists 
live in fine houses for which they are 
largely in debt, so that the occupant 
often is worth not more than half or 
a quarter of the value ef the property 
in his possession, it may by plainly 
seen that the Mennonites, in break- 
ing up and leaving the country, will 
be compelled to sacrifice nearly all 
they have, so that they may indeed 
with the deepest anxiety inquire. 
How shall we be able to getaway? 
The circumstances of the churciies in 
Poland, and several in the govern- 
ment of Ekatarinoslaw, are especially 
unfavorable in this respect. Ami in 
addition to all this, it is with great 
difiiculty, with the loss of much 
time and heavy expenses that they 
are enabled to obtain the. necessary 
passes by which they will be permit- 
ted to cross the Russian lines. 

From the foregoing the second 
question presents itself, How shall 
we be able to get to America, if 
there are no meaus to pay the ex- 
penses? To answer this question 
pr.iclically, the Meuuonites of Amer- 
ica have already commenced. They 
have appointed Aid Committees, — 
from which ihe Mennonite Board ot 
Guardiiins has been formed. The 
duty of this Board is to receive the 
means collected for the aid of the 
needy European brethren in tho faith, 
on their journey and apply them 
properly to the purpose for which 
they are designed. (On this subject, 
which has a number of times been 

presented in the Mcrald of Truth and 
the Ulennonilischc Friedenshote, the 
circulars No. 1 and 2, issued hy the 
Board in December and January re- 
spectively, give more special infor- 
mation. Copies of these circulars 
will be sent to all who desire it by 
addreisiug theSecretary of the Board.) 
But as this work in order to make 
itsuiiicieut for the necessity of the 
case, will require a very large sum 
of money, as we expect, at leas',, 
1000 families of these Russian Men- 
nunites to come to America early in 
the Spring, and as tlie money report- 
ed ami designed to be given as a free 
gift, will not, by any means, be sufiB- 
cieot, certain amouuts have already 
beau reported, which the donors have 
designed to be loaned to the needy 
Kiissiiiu Mennonites. (We remark 
here that the Russian Mennonites 
prefer to accept tiiis aid as a loan, to 
taking it as a gift.) But that the 
Board of Guardians may, with auy 
degree of certainty, be able to accom- 
plish the work which they have in 
view, a large amount of money to he 
given as a loan, will still be needed, 
and this is the object of this address 
tosll the brethren in the faith, and 
to all "cheerful givers," 2 Cor. 9:7; 
to appeal to them and invite thorn 
earnestly to take part with us in the 
work. The receipt of all moneys 
given to this aid, whether as a free 
gift, or a loan, will be acknowledged 
by the Treasurer, John F. Funk, of 
Elkhart, Indiana. According to the 
decisions of our Board the money to 
be loaned, alone, will be applied to 
cover the expens*? of the passage 
across the Ocean, while that given as 
a free gift will be given to those who 
aeed aid to prosecute their journey 
from New York to the West, or oth 
erwise after their arrival. 

In order that those who wish t( 
give to this cause larger sums as 
loans, may have the assurance of a 
sufficient guarantee that the money 
will in due time be paid back again, 
we here add Article 8. of the decis- 
ions of the Board of Jan. 2d 1874. * 

Should those however who inter- 
est tliein*clves in this cause, prefer to 
appoint committees of their own, aside 
from those already appoi"ted, for the 
pi'rpose of being able to carry for- 
ward this work with greater facility, 
we shall gladly receive such coni- 
"nltees, and cordially invite them to 
'"■operate with ns, as already de- 
clared in article 6 of the decisions of 
toe Board of Jan. 2d. 

In conclnsion, we wish and pray 
tnatUd.whois the giver of every 
good and perfect gift, may add Hi 

and Iw.t 1 U,e plan given, if possible, 
one sum lotal from tUe Cliurcli, when each 
tin I'm t'"!" f^i"," ""O""'* 'o less than 
™. ■ i?!'"^""' "ncmbei-s, lionever. 
who give 1100, or over, ma; send U,,^ 

•ouut of receipts will bo easily kept- and 
the niauner of paying back the money rim- 

brot er, landmg at New York, preseat. lo 
our Uusinoss A-ent his certificate properly 
au hen .caled by the Bishop and Jlinisters 
ot the church to which he belonged in Eu- 
ropci which cerimcate not only gives him 
uie right to claim assistance, 

- w, but als 

the same time makes the church 
ed by her bishop and ministers 
signed tho certiticate, 

"ch blessing lo this call for aid and 
to our whole work, so that many may 
oe lound who with open bauds and 

who have 
, -espousible for the 
payment of the amount of .aid needed bv 
the hearer of tho cerlific;,te. These certifi- 
cates will be signed by the Director and 
Secretary ol our Board, and will bo sent 
from here to Enrope.Jaud atno time will be 
than the number of fares for which the 
treasurer has means to pay. 

( (Upon presentation of such certificates, 
K V i° ^uT' °""'' Business Agent in 
New Vork will allow the sum needed from 
the fund on hand; and the receiver thereof 
signs a note prepared for this purpose, to 
which will be attached as security for the 
payment of the same, tho'certiflcate brought 
with him from Europe. The Board of 
Guardians will animallj distribute those 
notes to tho churches which advanced the 
the money, as legal notes which must be 
paid by the parties whose signatures they 
bear. The holders of these notes have no 
claim upon tho committee, but upon the 
makers and sureties themselves. (The sure- 
ties are, according to the certificates, tho 
European church to which the receiver of 
tho aid belongs, represented by the Bishop 
and ministers whose signatures the cortih- 
cate bears.) 

By giving those notes, made in New 
York, to Uie representatives* of the several 
churches, instead of to each individual, who 
may only have given a small sum. the keep- 
lug of the accounts of the committee will 
be much less burdensome and greatly sim- 
plified. It seems best to send small sums 
to the Treasurer of the Board, through the 
representatives of the church, while for 
amounts of |100.00 and over individual 
notes may he given. Moro special informa- 
tion will be given on this subject when re- 

(9) The business office of the Board of 
Guardians is iu Summerfield, III., where atl 
the business of the Board will be transact- 



While KIder C. G. Lint labored for 
us, we, I think, were all made to feel 
well satisfied with the crumby that 
fell from the Master's table. Especi- 
ally during his last sermon was I 
wrapt up in meJitaLions, and ever 
since has my mind been feasting upon 
those things the good Lord has so 
graciously delivered and presented to 
us through his servant. The sulyect 
of the last sermon was the transfigra- 
tion of Christ, the Savior. As the 
subject was op.'iied, my mind imme- 
diately cooperated with that ot the 
speaker's, and seemed as a linked 
chain to move on tiironghout the en- 
tire discourse. Our minds are some- 
what congenial, and through the 
instruineiitality of a higher power we 
soared aloft. When the Savior took 
Peter, James, and John into the 

hag hearts will lay hold thereof I 'nounfain a|)art, we at once took great 

'"'I'lelp us to bring our brethren, ' '" .---./•-..-.-■- - . 

"■> are in great di-tres, in a foreign 

*!'"''■{"' "s, into our own land to 
beao! J '"estimable privileges of 
face and religious freedom 

"incipal Director, Chr. Krehbiel. 

becretary, David Goerz. 

ireaaurer, John F. Funk. 
, ^'W'less Agent, Warkentin. 

tlii,'„ '^''"^'^ ■^'"' prefer to give lo 

"e'nee,! T "''^•^P'^I'le- But since 
We can Y"'?'^ '"™' ""^ Ijeiieve that 
Wther necessary means to- 

giS ™"e readily by loans than by 
&Guar,v ?' Mennonite Board 
.^''J-ans, Somerfild, 111. 

"SaeJoum'^'os^of more easily kecp- 
^'"Por.rilv'dL"?''" '™">e''- "= bave 
w^'thurcht " '""""'"S plan: 

^"er, the '""tested to send in to the 
' 'I" """"nnt collected in accord- 

interest and followed them. As we 
beheld ttiem tliere in solitude, the 
Savior bowed in prayer. Wkatt^uh- 
iiiissivcness and what solemnity I His 
countenance l>ecatne altered ; a flood 
of light burst, upon him — Fffid'jencc 
upon jEtfuf(/cnre — untill the splendor 
of his face reached tlie brightness of 
the luminary above us I His raiment 
became white as light — shining ex- 
ceeding ivhitc as snow, "so as no ful- 
ler on earth can wliite tliera ! 0, 
what a transfiguration, what glory, 
WHAT MAGisTY ! As we beheld with 
awe and great emotion of spirit there 
appeared Muses and Elias talking 
with Him. Hear, earth, this great 
conference, Ihis solemn consultation ! 
How momentous anil grave that sub- 
ject ! A subject that during its trans- 
piration enshrouded the earth in 
darkness caused it lo tremble, the 
rocks to rent, and the graves to open^ 

out of which "many bodies of the 
saints which slept, arose." "The sun 
was darkened, and the vail of tlie 
temple was rent in twain from the top 
to the bottom." B«t to what extent 
iliey discoursed upon the decease of 
the Lord of fife and glory" we are 
not permitted to know. No wonder 
Peter felt good to be there where he 
beheld that solemn and glorified as- 
sembly. We confess tliat we felt 
very good to be there iu spirit. We 
felt as a privileged guest, and thank 
God, that through the mind's eye and 
through the faith and spirit of the 
adopted children of God, as dear 
children ! we were periaitled to ac- 
company this company and behold 
one of the most iuleresting, most 
beautiful, and most grand and sud- 
lime scenes. It was beatific within it- 
self I was admission to heavenly hon- 
ors ! how blissful, bow happy we felt'. 
There, as the representatious of three 
great dispensations, were they lalkinu- 
with each other. Moses, as the rep- 
resentation of the raosaical dis|iensa- 
tion. Elia.s, as that of the propheti- 
cal, and Christ, as that of the Chris- 
tian dispensation. As they were thus 
conversing, Peter, and those with 
him, became heavy with sleep; they 
are thrown into a stupor; they sleep, 
they are unconscious. to the 
scena and the things, that transpire 
around theiu. Now they awake sud- 
denly. Uow steady they look ! they 
gaze! .4rethey dreaming? No! It 
is a reality ! Christ, their Lord and 
Master, glorified befire them, and 
two men standing with him ? Men 
who long ago, have gone the way of 
all the earth ? Here upon this mount 
with their Lord '! Their eyes become 
daizled with the splendor before 
them, their minds, become liewilder- 
ed, confused, reeling in admiration 
and in happiness. "Lord," exclaims 
Peter, "It is good for us to he here. 
If thou wilt, let us here make three 
tab»rnacles ; one for thee, one for i\Io- 
ses, and one for Elias." Keep quiet 
Peter, you know not what you say ; 
the Omnipotence of God has over 
come you ; you know not what your 
requests are ; yon are sore afraid ; 
God moves on your heart ; you knoiv 
nothing of the meaning, of your ex- 
pression ; your requests are not ad- 
missible ; they cannot he granted ! 
Cast your eyes above ; do you see 
that b.ight cloud approaching? Ah! 
tremble now and full to tlie ground. 
Hark ! Do yon hear that '.' Let the 
Almighty now speak, let Iliui make 
known His disire ; and, O earth, 
keep silence for thy mighty Creator 
moves upon thy mount in excellent 
glory ; and in tones, uumistakabio, 
makes known his wishes! '■'This is 
my beloved son in whom I am well 
pleased hear ye him." Did I not long 
ago, ill ages past, proclaim to the 
world through iVIoses, the one who 
had just been ill your presence, that 
a "projdiet will I niise up unto you, 
him sliall ye hear in all things he 
saith unto you ? Yes, Peter, this be- 
loved son is now that prophet, hear 
him : do his bidding , i'ollow hitn ; 
tread in his foot-steps ; entrust your- 
self into his care ; cleave to him ; 
learn of him ; and ever be ready to be 
tilled willi instructions he giveth you 
for they rear unto you, if obeyed, "a 
building of God, a house not made 
with hands, eternal in the heavens.'' 
Moses cannot give you the words of 
elernal life ; neitiier can Elias. Did 
I not tell you, "the law and the 
prophets were untill John ?'' And 
did you not hear llinl that is John 
preach repentance, because the King- 
dom of heaven is at hand '< That time 
when the people just emerged from 
great darkness to that marvelous 

light ; that light which sprung up 
and enlightened those who sat in the 
regiofi and sliadow of death. It is 
that light which you have experienc- 
ed and prompted you to make the 
confession, "thou hast the words of 
eternal life." And it was the light 
whioli urged you to make the em- 
phatic declaration," Jhou art the 
Chr'st the son ot the living God." The 
Savior now steps forth, touches them, 
and in compassionate tones tells them 
to "arise, and be not afraid," As they 
raise up and cast their eyes about 
them, they beheld no one uow "save 
Jesus only" though they had been 
dazzled with great splendor and had 
been overshadowed with a bright 
cloud ; all lias now vanished. "Let 
us now go down. But tell the vision 
to no man, untill the sou of man be 
risen again from the dead," Thus 
were we permitted to follow that 
little company, and suffered to wit- 
ness things, that transpired there, 
until we lorgot self; and in the spirit 
we found ourself sitting iu heavenly 
places, feasting on heavenly fooil, 
and driuliing of the waters of life 
freely. Wliile we were filled with 
these heavenly meditations, we felt 
favored very highly, and experienced 
heaven upon earth. But as we be- 
held that little christian baud retrace 
their steps, a dark cloud instead of a 
bright one overshadowed us ; and we 
mourned. We looked upon tho earth 
and with much sorrow saw that dark- 
ness ; yea gross darkness covers the 
land. The world loves darkness 
rather than light, because his deeds 
are evil. Many wolves in sheepskin 
clotliing, point to traditions of men, 
negative the word of God, and estab- 
lish a great abomination which mak- 
eth desolate. Heresies of the most la- 
mentable and destructive nature are 
thus established ; ever denying the 
Lord that bought the.n ; claiming 
infalibilily, the right lo change the 
word of God and thus dictate to an 
allwise God. The truth is evil spok- 
en o( ; and through covetousness, 
with faigned words, make merchan- 
dise of men's souls. Nolwiihstanding 
Peter, and all the holy men of old, so 
strongly vindicate to their Lord and 
.Master. They point us to .Jesus as 
the only Lawgiver, and possessing 
alone the words of eternal life. 

My fellow christians, let us ever 
make good use of the key, (the new 
Testament Scripture,) to open the 
treasures of heaven, for it will finally 
lead togthe paradise above. 


Martinsburg, Pa. 

Ministers are to a congregation 
what the eyes and ears are to man. Take 
thcin away, and there is but litito ac- 
complished. It is therefore the special 
duty of the Church to sec that her min- 
isters are kept in the best possible con- 
dition for ministerial service. Like all 
other things they are liable to wear out, 
when too much is laid upon them, and 
all should be very careful ;tnd not bur- 
den the ministers too heavily with tem- 
poral matters, that tlicy may bo the 
better prepared to accomplish that for 
which they are jiarticularly intended. 
If you require them to spend their time 
and money in order to low unto you 
spiritual tilings, think it not strange if 
they partakeof your carnal things. Do 
unto others as you would that they 
should do to yoa. — J H Moore 

Take care to be more laken up with 
the thought of God than of yourself. 
Use no forced labor to raise a p.articular 
frame, nor tire, fret, nor grow impatient 
if you have no comfort ; but meekly ;ic- 
quiesce, and confess yourself unworthy 
of it. 



The Weekly Pilgrim. 

HUNTIMGDON, PA-. Peb- 17. 1874- 

PjT* HoTV TOwrnrt innnpy.-All flumBover 
fl.iU), Shmilri 1)0 scut either in a check, 
dnifl or i.oM;il order. If neither of these 
can bo olHainefl. have the letter registered. 

t??* WuKN MoNBY iBBont, a/M^/yCsend 
with it ttie noine nod address of those who 
jmid it. Wmt c fee names and post office 9S 
plainly as pos«We. 

car Evmii Bubscriber for 1874, gcte ft 
Pilgrim Almanac Fbek. 

—The obituary o/ Ell. Henry Kurtz 
was unavoidably lust and only was 
found in lime for tliis issue. We nsk 
tlie pardon of tilt friends of tbo de- 
ceased, for so long a delay. 

—From the different branches oftbe 
Church, we arc receiving quite en- 
couraging news Iii regard to Its pros- 
perity. Tiiere BeemR to l>e a general 
interest gotten up throughout the 
Brolhorhood, and greater efforts are 
being made to bring fwmls to Christ 
timu heretofaro. 

—Through the inetrunicntality of 
Mr. Plate, book Jtgeut and general 
canvasser of tliie place, we enccccded 
in raiting a circulation of about sev- 
enty copies of the PiuiRiM among 
out citizens. This is quite as much 
as we expected, nnd feel to tender 
our thanks for their pntrnnago, hop- 
iug tliat wliilolhey thus extend their 
sympathies towards us finaneial!T,we 
may in return give that which is 
spiritual and divine. 

— A number of our agents complain 
that we are not careful enough in 
i>ooking names. That we do make 
some mistakes is evident, but the 
trouble is not all with us as we have 
learned by referring to our lists. We 
would here say to onrogeute, be sure 
that you do not miss some of the 
names in transcribing yonr lists. 

We have examined the lists sent 
us for the names that is claimed was 
sent and we could not find them, to 
wo coni'Uule that they were cither 
missed by the agent or did not reach 
us. We wish it understood tliat we 
are making every eflort to have the 
Pilgrim reach every subscriber, and 
therefore ask the cxcrcisiug of a lit- 
tle patience towards us. 

— We hope our patrons will nmlic 
every etVort to intruducc the PiiXiRim 
in places whore the hretlircn luive 
but a limited knowledge of it. Our 
ministers when travelling, by a liUle 
effort can do a good work for us. 
Please spcalc a good word for the Pii.- 
UIUM as you pats along. A good 
word may do much to increase its 
circulation, and we hope he tlie mc.ins 
of doing some good. If tber^' are any 
who are enough interested to di^trib- 
ute specimeu oopica while traveling 
at places whir« they mij^ht bo apprc- 
eiatcd. we will gK-idly supply them. 
Brethren please think of the good 
cause and do for us what you can. 

—The PiuiKiM Almanac. There 
has been repcixted <lemands made 
upon us to otTcr the I'iljrhn Almamc 
for sale, but wc did not wish to do so 
until onr patrons were firc^t supplied. 
As our edition was large, we can still 
supply all uew subscribers fnc and 

sell a limited number. We will sell 
them on the following terms : Single 
copy, 10 cents ; 6 copies, 40 cents ; 
12 copies, GO cents. Wc make thi;^ 
offer because there arc many who 
wish both Almanacs but do not care 
to take both papers. Address 

Pilgrim Officb. 
.Box 172, Huntingdon, Pa. 
— Subscribei-fi are still coming in 
quite encouragingly. If all our agents 
and friends continue to labor for us 
our circulation will be largely in- 
creased, notwithstanding the panic 
seemed to be against m. Perscve- 
rence is the secret of success, and has 
done much for us and may still do 
much more.' If all who are interested 
in our enterprise or the cause for 
which we are laboring, would go to 
work with a determina.tion, we fetl 
sure that one thousand subscribers 
could be secured in two weeks. Wo 
have some 600 single subscribers. 
These, on an average could get one 
subscriber each, and our regular 
agents could just as easily raise the 
400. Brethren, will you try it? You 
cannot be engaged in a better work 
than in aiding to tjprcad the Gospel, 
and this ii^a work in which you all 
can have a part. We need yoor 
sympathy, your prayers and your 
support. Please let as have It, and 
to God be the praise. 


Everybody wants tlicPiLORrM made 
as interesting as possible. This is a 
very laudible desire, but it is not car- 
ried quite far enough. If all will go 
to work and help make it such, their 
desires can he granted. All prefer to 
read the news of other churches in 
profereuce to that of their own, but 
unless each one gives his own report 
others cannot read it. Let us have 
the additions to the Churoh in your 
own district, the deaths, the marriag- 
es, the ministers elected and advanc- 
ed, tbo new churches built and all 
other items of general importance. 
We alsct desire a good sujiply of re- 
ligious essays, such as arc calculated 
to instruct, encourage, convince and 
convert the world. Our periodicals 
are the best missiouaries that we have, 
therefore, let us gird them with a 
power that the powers of darkness 
e.innoi withstand. We are succeeding 
better than ever in getting a circula- 
tion outsidt of our own borders and 
we want our contributors to bear this 
in mind. We want to preach "the 
.word," good sound doctrine, avoiding 
l>etty pci-sonalities, and the discussion 
iif all subjects that may have a ten- 
dency to set the cause we are advoca- 
ting in an unfavorable light before 
the world. 


" To tlic poor the yospol is preached." 
The sun oftbe Baptist's glory had 
passed beyond its meridian powec 
and was already being overshadowed 
by the greater light of whicli he was 
the forerunner. Of this, he told his 
ever anxious and admiring hearers 
" lie must increase but I must de- 
crease.'' What the "^Japtist's highest 

espectatons were, is for us to conjec- 
ture in part, and part is revealed. 
That he had a Jewish conception of 
the coming King seems evident from 
his actions and expectations. 

He had faithfully delivered the 
great message. He saw, he believed 
and then doubted. He saw the won- 
dering multitudes resort to hear his 
message and receive his baptism, he 
saw the Princ of Peace cumiug down 
the banks oftbe Jordan, and there 
receive the initiatory rite under his 
hands ; he saw the heavens opened 
and the spirit descend and give the 
promised testimony. "This is my 
beloved sou iu whom I am well ples- 

H'e believed and afterwards point- 
ed his disciples to Him as the Lamb 
of God that taketh away siu — but 
now comes the test — the cloud of fire 
grows dimmer and sinks lower. The 
wandering crowds run after another, 
he decreases — is c:ist in prison. How 
strange ! The great King has come, 
Israel's glory lias at last arrived, but 
where thepropliet — where the Elijah? 
In prison! How disappointed he 
must have been in the result of the 
coming of the King and Kingdom ! 
At first perhaps he thought it was 
only an interval of preparation, and 
as soon as the uew Kingdom would 
be established, Clu ist would assume 
His Kingly power and the captive 
would theu go free. Days, weeks 
and even mouths pass away aud yet 
he hears no cheering reports, but per- 
haps contra-wise, he becomes impa- 
tient, and delegates two ol'his disci- 
ples to go aud inquire: "Art thou 
He that should come or do we look 
for another ?" Why ask such a ques- 
tion? Did he not see the unmistak- 
able evidence of His Kiugdom, aud 
did iie not point Hiiuout as theLamb 
of God ? There was evidently a mis- 
uouception oftbe uature of tb« Kiug- 
dom to [ye established. Art thou tru- 
ly t'le King, or du we look for anoth- 
er to come and re-establish our Kiug- 
dom ? No doubt diis was a serious 
question to put to the Master whose 
sympathies flowed out, not only to 
his Iriends, but even his enemies were 
subjects of bis lender mercy. We 
may well imagine that it was a diifi- 
cult matter to determine on an an- 
swer 10 be sent to an inquiry of this 
kind, to answer it truly, and at the 
same time drop a word of hope to re- 
vive his drooping spirit. 

" Go and show him again the 
things wliich ye do hear and see : the 
blind receive their sight, aud the 
lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, 
aud the deaf hear, the dead are rais- 
ed up and tUe poor have the gospel 
preached to them." The blind see- 
ing, the lame walkin^;, the deaf bear- 
ing and the leper being cleaused, 
were all wonderful works and might 
go far towards confirming the doubt- 
ing Baptist that he was not mis- 
taken in the uan, but these were 
all miracles that did not directly con- 
cern his circumstances. Tbese things, 
though good enough in design, could 
never restore Israel ; but when the 
tidings came, that to the poor the 

gospel is preached, he saw ivhat per. 
haps we fail to see. In his preaching 
he already saw something that spoke 
ill for the promised Kingdom. He 
then learned that not many of the 
high, the rich and the noble were 
ready to receive the tidings, but with 
wagging heads aud blinking eyes, the 
scribes, phariseea aud hypocrites came 
as a generation of vipers. Their ever 
exacting greed had called them forth 
and when they saw the Baptist's 
sweeping power, they were ready to 
receive the formal rite and thus pur, 
chase for themselves good pjsitioQg 
aud high seats in the new order but 
the poor came with purer and higher 
motives. They felt the power of sin 
and the pressure of the bands which 
the upper class had tied arouod them 
aud were anxiously waiting iliis time 
for deliverance. If to these the gos- 
pel would be preached, he saw thous- 
ands of anxious souls ready to accept 
the glad tidings of great joy. These 
tidings were more strange to the 
wouderiugcaptive thau the workin"o*' 
miracles. Such evidence was never be- 
fore presented to establish the charac- 
ter of a teacher. He had heard of great 
men who endeavored to introduce 
new theories, but they were always 
for the rich, the high and the noble. 
Their missions were to men of distinc- 
tion who had the time and incliua^ 
tion to seek after such things. Athen- 
ian like, .seeking after the rare aad 
new, but to the poor,, this was the 
opening bud of a uew life. It was 
bringing joy aud gladness to his own 
class, which, when once organized, 
would constitute an element different 
to that which was then holding him 
captive. As Queen Esther was ua- 
happy in her exalted position, because 
her brethren were to be destroyed, 
so was the Bnptist, in his degraded 
and suffering; condition, made to re- 
joice at the good news that to thera, 
the Gospel was to be prea';hed. If 
such news was intended to glaiUen 
the heart of the Baptist because 
his brethren in position were to have 
the Gospel preached to them, bnW 
should we poor sinners rejoice aud 
thank God, when wc have the bless- 
ed assurance that we are the poor to 
whom this message of salvation is to 
be delivered? 

Let the feeble knees be streogtbeued, 
the desponding heart be gladdein^Jj 
the needy and the iiungry be encuur- 
aged, for to them the gospel is preach- 
ed, salvation is proclaimed, and the 
bread of life in all its fullness otleieJ. 
It is truly inconvenient and some- 
times apptars distressing, to be ^ooV 
in this world's goods, but when we 
consider our sp:iu of probation au 
that in our poverty we can ga'O '^ 
us an eternal mansion in heaven, ^^J 
have every reason to thank God au 
take courage. 

Then go dear brother, go dear 
sister and tell the pour captives 
that are now confined iu the V^^'^ 
of satan, what Jesus has doae, go ^^ 
them that the bliudsee, the deaf hear, 
the lame walk, the chains of hell are 
broken, the jubilee is come, and t 
to the poor the goepel is preached. 




A Bcmrter ktmntedfrom mery Olmroli 
inlhi tnthcrlioodto said m Chnreh ne,;>. 
nhlluariea. Annovncemmtt, or anythmi 
,*,/( will be ofgmml intcrt It. ■ To imuit iiir- 
'",,■.„ tJe- xoritm name musl nnomiHtny 
,acli Kmrnunication. Our Jnmtatlon it not 
la-ionalbut genemh-plt<^' rmponi to our 


Pearly beUived liretliron and sis- 
ters in llie Lord Jesus Clirisf, who 
hatli bcgottoEi us by his love unto a 
lively hope ibrougli the one faith de- 
llvtrtil unto us whereby we expect 
salvation, love, grace and peace be 
multiplied among you, who dwell in 
Tayette Co., W. Va., and the region 
round about, unto whom this epistle 
f'rura one wlio in former 

may come, Uui 

times did minister in Word unto you 
as God gave grace, and who was ad- 
ministered to in need, tlirongh love 
but now dwelleth in a distant land, 
far separated in body but nigh in 
spirit through a zal for the prosper- 
ity of Zion in the borders of that laud. 
Hopes and fears, joys and sorrows 
were mingled together in the last cup 
we drank in the day and hour of our 
departure. Hopes tliat all would 
work together for our good bid rne 
go in accordance with a chain of cir- 
camstances that opened around us, 
in which the hand of an Allwise 
Proviiledce was seen. It was pre^ 
dieted that if there be one w.atchman 
less tl-.e foes of the Church vi-ould 
make a more desperate effort to tar- 
nish her name. Knowing the <le- 
ceitfuluess of satan we did harbor 
some such fears, but at the remem- 
brance that it is written the gates of 
hell shall not prevail against the 
Church of God, and they that put 
their trust in God shall not be con- 
founded, we had occasion to calm 
our fears, believin| as we do, young 
David's armor will ever fit those that 
trust in God anil fear not man, tho' 
be come as a giant of the Philistines. 
The hirelings of saian, as we learn, 
has not been idle, as proud boasters, 
presumptuous persecutors, and with 
hearts of malice, they would defy 
the children of God and do violence 
to the Truth. Even slander with 
her tongue of iniquity cometh forth 
to ride upon the wings of the wind. 
But the mouths of all must be slop- 
ped. The naked simjile truth handled 
in the strength of God's might as 
manifest in the workings of tlie Ho- 
ly Ghost, will gag them eventually 
to all eternity ! Beloved, then truly 
believe in God, put your dependence 
in Him, trust Him in all things, and 
the cause of the Lord of hosts shall 

In the many manifeslations oflovc 
in the day of trial, we rejoice to know 
there is power in the Christian reli- 
gion ; how else could there be such 
tcder ties woven in th*! himian 
heart? Oh, the wonders of that love 
that has its center in a crucified Re- 
deemer! The object of our love the 
same, no marvel if in Christ we are 
all one, and shall ever be one while 
there is virtue in the blood of Christ 
and power in Faith. We were no 
strangers to sorrow in that day; it 
had its place in the heart, but such 
sorrow only as coinctb in separating 
from dear ones on earth. We took 
our departure with a' fond hope we 
shall meet again and drink of that 
fountain that Hows from the depths 
oflove. Such love is a characteris- 
'ic of the love of Jesus. While ab- 
ftnt in body let us all be up and do- 
.'ng the work we have to do while il 
» called to-day. All have a work 

to do. Oh my beloved in the bowels 
of mercy and love, watch and pray, 
perilous times are coming. You may 
think you have opposing elements lo 
contend with too severe to overcojue, 
but forget not the weapons of your 
warfare are tempered by God, the 
hand ofr>ivinity has shaped them 
and his jiower accompanies them ev- 
er on to victory. Here we have our 
opeu and avowed enemy that pois- 
ons the very air in which he moves; 
his name is inlldelit}'. If here the 
Lord will give power to this word 
even this boasting enemy must fall 
in the grave with Tom I'ayne. 

In conclusion we will say to you, 
ministers and deacons, ordained of 
God to minister in the Church, we 
must all staud before God, there to 
render a just account for our steward- 
ship here, then how imjtortant we be 
mii'dful of onr duties. Shall one 
poor soul, precious in the sight of 
God, be lost at that great day, that 
uight otherwise have been saved had 
we all done oi* duty ? Labor for un- 
ion and love here that there may be 
union and love with us all in Heaven. 
And the members of the body of 
Christ, — saints of God — heirs of 
Heaven, how we travel in an.\iety 
and hope that you may all stand 
firm, hi not moved by every fleeting 
breath that would wean you from the 
love of God. Children, begotten of 
the same Father, and breathing the 
same atmosphere of Divine luve,shall 
we ever become estranged from each 
other? God forbid. We have wor- 
shipped together, praye<l and sang 
together,— yes, and wept together 
here in this vale of tears. Shall not 
that same love more perfectly and in 
a more endearing manner unite us 
together in Heaven ? Yes, there we 
will sing together in tlie strains of 
heavenly melody, but no tears, ah, 
no! No tears will be shed there. Oil 
the joys of that happy land ! Some 
liave gone on before, " the gate is 
open," others are waiting soon to en- 
ter Brethren and,3isters, you all 
will go over by and by ; we too,hope 
lo '0 the narrow way and meet the 
beloved there. May the grace of God 
and spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ 
be with you a'l, now and forever. 

J. S. Flout. 
Buffalo, Colorado. 

(iirth in their native simplicity and 
purity. 'IMie result will only be ful- 
ly known and realized when we will 
be separated from this earthly house 
of our tabernacle. Wo might say 
much by way oi encouragement to 
those brethren about their late visit 
to us, but we .*a\v several letters of 
correspondence whicli we think will 
suiHce and answer that end fully. 
Isaac Ebv. 
New Gcrmanlown, Pa. 


Sro. Brumbaugh : Having occasion 
to write to von, I will also give a few 
iho'ts iiom'this arm of the Church, 
not having coticed any correspon- 
dence from any of the members in 
relation to a series of meetings we 
had in the Perry Church, which in- 
cludes the west parts of Perry aud 
Juuiati counties. 

According to previous arrange- 
ments wilh brethren D. P. Sayler 
and J. D. Trestle of Marylanil, Bro. 
Sayler came to us Nov, 29th, and 
Bro. Trestle a few days alter. They 
labored with us about three weeks at 
three ditftrent points, with much ed- 
ification and encouragement to the 
church, and the advancement oi the 
cause of Christ. While they were 
with us eight souls became willing to 
„ut on Christ, and were immersed 
rejoicing in God their Savior and are 
now zealously engaged in the Mas- 
ter's cause. Since, one has been ad- 
ded, and we believe many more are 
seriouslv counting the cost, and wiU, 
erelong, get the consent of their 
minds, put on Christ, casting their 
lot with the people of God. 

When we revert back to those sea- 
sons and feasts of fat things when 
these veterans aud standard bearers 
wereamongst us, we feel to take fresh 
courage. It is indeed cheering when 
the old primitive landmarks arc held 

We are pleased to hear that the 
prospects of an increased circulation 
of the PiLGRlst are so flattering aud 
hope they may be realized. There is 
work enough in the world for the 
PiLGiUM and Comimnion and tho 
Church ought to sujiport them both 
without any thought of consolidation. 
Let those who do tot feel able to 
take both papers, take the one they 
prefer, but those who have the means 
should take both and do all they can 
to increase their circulation. One 
pleasant feature of our papers is, giv- 
ing names of contributors, thus giving 
a personal interest to the composition. 
It is most inieresting to hear from 
those whom we have known a. d 
from whom we are now separated. 
It is the duty of christian patents to 
provide good reading matter for their 
children. Y'oung people will read 
something and it parents are not care- 
ful to select good books and papers 
for them they will read anything 
they can get, from the dime novel 
to the refined skepticism of some of 
our popular monthlies. There are 
many ways aud means by which 
young people are led astray, but the 
most successful agency of the enemy 
of souls is the corrupt literature of 
the present day. 

Let the brethren then use every 
means to increase the circulation of 
BUI church papers for they can be an 
influence for good. Many will read 
a good paper who do not read relig- 
ions books Kditors should not 
speak favorably, in their book notic- 
es neither should they advertise 
books or magazines that are tending 
toward infidelity. If we are consist- 
ent we should not recommend litera- 
ture we would not like to place in hands of our young children. 

There are some old brethren here 
who arc not miserly, who give liber- 
ally aud never turn a deaf ear to tho 
cry of the needy, who can nut* see the 
propriety ofsubscribiug to the papers, 
since when they were young there 
were no papers published by the 
Brethren. They had their Biblesand 
in childlike simplicity they accepted 
and tried to piactice its teaching. 
These papers they think are an inno- 
vation in I he church. Tlicy are sin- 
cere in their opnositi-u to all new 
thii gs. With "such, Eilitors should 
reason respectfully and present their 
claims wilh deftrcnce, and if we „say 
their motive for refusal is cuvelous- 
ness, we have not that charity which 
" thiaketh no evil." 

Babuaua Skoebeugek. 
New EnUriirise, Pa. 

and may I not say its growth also? 

We liave recently been much eo- 
cournged by the zealous labors of bro. 
H. D. Davy during a brief series of 
meetings with us. We feci that Zl- 
oii's borders wore strengthened, if not 
enlarged. Our congregation became 
visibly dotted with a Felix, a Jail r, 
and may I uot say that we had the 
Pentecostians wilh us also ? However 
wc had no additions The only pos- 
sible reason visible to us, brotlur D. 
P. Sayler very clearly words in the 
notes of his travels on a recent visit 
to Pa., " As the brethren always do 
when their work is just begun, they 
gooff and leave il." Will not our 
dear brethren seek to correct this 
prevailing error ? 

Our last morning meeting was im- 
proved by the suoject of Church 
government, and with it came the 
train of peculiarities to which the 
Church desires her members to be 
subject, and John Wesley aHirms 
that both reason aud revelation leach 
the doctrine. I, like Paul, was led 
to " thank God and takecourage,"ou 
seeing the minds of our younger 
brethren so favorably wrought upon 
relative to the subject. May the 
Lord prosper the work with us, is 
the prayer of your humble servant. 


GilljO't. Ohio. 

Dear Editor PiV<;i-iHi: Enclosed 
you will find some additional names 
to onr club for the i'li.tiiiiM. We 
are glad to be able to say, that Us 
patrons with us, ore well pleased 
wilh its contents thus far for the new 
vear, especially is its lypc adapted to 
the wents of our old brethren am. 
sisters, and our humble prayer is,lhat 
it may continue such, for our period- 
icals have much to do in moulding 
peace, love and union in tho Church, 


I left my home on tiie 24th of Jan- 
nary, and went to Mansfield. There 
[ met wilh Bro. Christian Wise, and 
he accompanii'd me to Bro. Samuel 
Marlins. Bfo. remained there, 
and Bro. Me.Mullen accooipauied me 
two miles further to their meetiug- 
honsc in Richland Congregation. A 
good turn out for the weather, had 
quite an interesting meeting. Tiie day (.Sabbath) met at the usu-il 
hour, a good audience and good or- 
der. Ill the evening wc met again, 
the congregation still increased with 
unusual altenlion, so much so that I 
felt that I should remain longer and 
the ineinbt-rs were very anxious, but 
I had arranged my business so that 
duty callcil me home, and one of my 
children was not well, -il these 
meeiiiigs I labore!l earnestly and felt 
that the Lord was presonl, and the 
members felt so awakened to duty 
that tlieir own laborers, concluded lo 
conlinue the meetings a few days. 
May the Lord bless the efforts made 
for the gooil of souL. 

I again left my home on the 3l3t 
of January, and travelled about 12 
miles in an open buggy, roads rough ; 
arrived about dusk at friend Wnl. 
Daniml's where I received kind at- 
lenlion ; went a few rods to the meet- 
inghouse and met a good oongrega- 
tioii. file brethren had been holding 
meeiiug fro.n the 2i)th till that lime, 
arid when I entered the house the 
members were cheered up; and the 
congregjition having been impressed whit they had heard, appeared 
willing to learn the ways ofthe l/ord ; 
therefore all was quiet and the brelh- 
rell and sisters I have no doubt were 
earnestly tngagod in prayer, aii'l my 
feelings were, by a sense of do'v, to 
labor and by the assis'ance of the 
Lord, labor was ea.«y ; the order and 
altenlion, seldom surpassed. Subject 
Matt. 2.5 in part 2 first parables. 
iSahbnth A. M. .Subject 1 John 4: 
I. " Try the Spirits." The Lord 
being present his assistance was felt, 
and many hearts appeared lo be 
louehod. 'Order was the niollo, and 
when the congregation was .lismisscd 
the people appeared loth tnleave, ind 
as I stepped from the stand one came 
with a broken contrite heart and ex- 



tenilcd his hand to mi and said he 
wislicd to enter the Church by bap- 
tism. Tiien that joy tliat attends sucli 
occasions filled the membci'S hearts 
aud m;iny wept for joy, while no d«u!>t 
the aiij^els of* heaven rejoiced. Wc 
nia<ie ready and went to the water 
where I bai)tized him in the presence 
of many. We met again in the eve- 
ning and I spoke from the latter |mrt 
of the 28th chapter of Matthew, to a 
large and very attentive congrega- 
tion; and during the services I saw 
many expressions of joy, wliile some 
was impressed that all was not well 
with tlie{n. Met on Monday, a. ni., 
hnd a very intereeting meeting, the were much built up. I took 
luy leave of several of them, went 
home with Bro. Wm. Danoell, took 
dinner and near 2 o'clock started lor 
home ; left all their ministei's at their 
posts tike faithful sohliers to contin- 
ue their meetings, arrived at ray home 
20 minutes before 7 o'clock, found alt 
well, tlianked the Lord fur tlie same. 
1 wanted for nothing to make me 
comfortable while there; all wont to 
show tliat that love wliich belongs to 
Christians was among the bretlircn 
and sisters. May the good Lord bless 
tlicin and their neighbors with th'^ 
congregation that met wi:h ns ; and 
may they live faithful so that if wo 
never meet on earth, we may in heav- 
en where sickness, sorrow, pain nor 
(loath never enters but all is peace 
and everlasting joy. 

Wm. Saiilkr. 


On the 10th day of January, at 
12:.5.'j p. m., X took the train, on a 
trip as far east as Huntingdon coun- 
ty, I'a., for the purpose of paying 
tlie lueiubers of parts of liedforo, 
BUir.and lluutingdou counties, a visit 
oflov-. AccordiLig to the location 
of territory over which I had intend- 
e<l to travel, aud for my convenience, 
I commoiiced preaching in what is 
called the " Sliako Spring" branch, 
iJedfbrd Co. Being too late for ev- 
ening preaching I remained with the 
family of brother Henry Hershberger; 
the brottier aud some of the family 
had gone to meeting some distance, 
perliaps two miles, returning with ttie 
ever welcorue report of a good meet- 
ing. Brethren Jacob Milter, of Yel- 
low Creek and Joseph Snowberger of 
Clover Creek branches conducted the 
meeting. After a good night b rest, 
I coniinenced my labors imioug the 
brethren, at 10 a. m., the 11, of Jan- 
uary, in the big meetinghouse, also 
preaching in same brunch morning 
and evening, until Tuesday at 10 a. 
m., giving them five sermons at two 
ditl'ereut places. On Tueschiy the 
13lh, I was met at the Kuonts meet- 
inghouse by brother Leonard Furry, 
who conveyed me to liis house lor 
dinner, and then to Elder Jacob Mil- 
ler's. Tids is what the brethren call 
the " Yellow Creek" branch still in 
Beilford ounty., preached first in 
wiiat they call the Holsinger meet- 
inghouse. In this branch I remained 
until the ITtli, preached eight times 
at five different places. On Saturday 
the lilh, after dinner, Kliler Jaob 
Miller, took me on his buggy and 
brought mo to the " Clover Creek" 
branch, Blair county, arriving in 
good time for evening meeting, which 
was at the moctingluiuse, near by J. 
W. Brumbaugh's. " In this branch 1 
coniinutd until Friday evening, the 
23d, preached thirteen' tiites at three 
diffeient places. On Saturday the 
24th, at 12 M., G. W. Brumbaugh 
and wife, J. W. Brumbaugh's wife 
and youngest son, and myself, started 
for Cove Station, which is ou the II. 

& B. T. K. R., arriving in good time 
for the train. After we were all 
on board, looking at the few passing 
sights, " Marklesburg," was called, 
reminding us that we must leave our 
comfortable seats to await some other 
orders, and the orders were given by 
B. Brumbaugh, son of brother Isaac. 
After putting tlie sisters with myself 
on the carriage, ordering me to drive, 
while he and brother G. W., and 
youngest son of J. W. B., took it 
afoot on the railroad track. Tliis is 
called "James Creek" branch, Hun- 
tingdon county. Here 1 expected to 
see II. B. and J. B. Brumb;.ugh, ed- 
itors of the PiLoKiM. My expecta- 
tion were not in vain, when arriving 
at the brick meetingtiouse tor evening 
preaching, they were both there, look- 
ing as good as could be expected. In 
this branch I remained until Wednes- 
day morning the 28d, preaching six 
times in three places. Tuesday I 
spent my time with tbe Pilgrim 
flirnily, in their new house in Hun- 
tingdon. This I consider a very good 
building and well adapted for the pur- 
pose for which it is intended, the 
dwelling and office is all under one 
roof. Tiie building is good and at- 
tractive, but had it not been for th( 
warm hearts that I found inside its 
walls, it would have been but a shell 
without a kernal. At this place aud 
with this family I spent a very pleas- 
ant time. We had a whole day to do 
our talking in, and yet the time was 
too short, but so it is, when we are 
interested in the subject or subjects. 
.\mong the many were the following: 
a school for the general good of all, 
but especially lor the brethren, and 
the consolidation of our papers. In 
the evening at 5 o'clock, we were re- 
minded that we must wend our way 
toward the depot, which we did after 
a farewell aud a Gud's blessing. Ac- 
companied by H. B. and the young 
sister in the oflice, train being on 
time we soon arrived at Pleasant 
Grove, where we had preaching that 
same evening. Next morning Wed- 
nesday 28, I took the train for Sax- 
ton, where I arrived ou time and was 
met by brother Dilling, who brouglit 
me to brother Hoover s, near by the 
brick Church, in the Hopewell 
branch, if I am right, in Bedford Co. 
Herelremained until the morning of 
the BOth, preaching four times at two 
difTerent places. Ou Friday morn- 
ing the «0th, brother Jacob Steel 
brought me to Piper's Run Station, 
whore I bid him farewell, waiting 
about thirty minutes for the train, 
which at length came along and in a 
very short time I was brought to 
Bedford, and being prospered on the 
road at 4:17 p. m., same day, I was 
privileged to greet the friends of my 
own native town and in a very short 
time, was in the midst of dear ones 
I had left almost three weeks before 
I met them in very good spirits all 
enjoying,with myself a common share 
of health for which blessing we can- 
not be too thankful. The meetings 
we h id among tlie brethren, on this 
trip were what t thought could be 
called good meetings, well attended 
and good attention. My only prayer 
now is that God may bestow his bles- 
sing upon tlie labors, so that some 
good in.ay result from the same, and 
you my orethrcn anil sisters, among 
whom I labored in a great measure 
as a siraiiger, accent mj- tlianki for 
the kindness you bestowed upon me, 
wiiile I was among you, and may 
God bless you (or it. Some acquaiu- 
taliecs among the old and young were 
made and new faces added to the 
many, that death only can erase from 
the mind. In conclusion let me say. 
" WUon aUll we all moot again 7 

When .shall we all meet again ? 
Oft stiall glowinc hope expire, 
Ofl shall vvearietl love retire, 
Oft shall death and sorrovv reign. 
Ere we shall meet again. 

When the dreams of life are tied. 
When its wasted lamps ai-e dead. 
When in cold ohliviou's shade, 
Beauty, wealtli and fame are laid. 
Where immortal spirits reign. 
There may we all meet again. " 

C. G. Lint. 


Friends of the educatinal move- 
ments among the Brethren, we invite 
your immediate attention. We can 
purchase the High .School buildings 
at Martinsburg, Penna., for $16,000, 
which cost fully §22,000. All who 
are acquainted with the place will 
agree with me that it is one of the 
very best locations in the State for a 
Brethren's School. It is situated in 
the heart of a large and prosperous 
congregation, within a square of the 
Brethren's Meeting-house, only two 
miles from their large house where 
was held the Annual Meeting of 18- 
C3, and only about one-third mile 
from the Railroad station. The buil- 
ding is a substantial, three story 
brick, 46.\66, with a wing of 44x50, 
with basement kitchen and dining 
room, and will furnish accommoda- 
tions for one hundred boarding pu- 
pils. There are three acres of ground 
with fruit and other trees. I will 
stake my reputation as a judge of 
such matters — which I will back up 
by a thousand dollar subscription, 
that this is a good place and oppor- 

We want $8,000 by April first. 
As the time is short will not the 
friends of education send in their 
pledges, stating what part 'they can 
p.ay by April 1st, and when the bal- 
ance? I will be responsible for the 
pledges and money if not invested, 
and for the institution if it is. pur- 
chased, until better security can be 
given. More next week. Sjjgges- 
tious aud advice also solicited. Ad- 
dress me at Dale City, Somerset Co., 
Pa. H. R. Holsinger. 

That we should have a school is 
very evident and we are glad that 
Bro. Holsinger is now making a 
move in that direction. That Mar- 
tinsburg has some advantage as a 
location, we ready admit, but that it 
is the very hest location in the state, 
wa are not quite so sure of The 
large congregation surrounding the 
place will be of no possible advant- 
age to the enterprise unless it has its 
sympbathies. How our Clover Creek 
Brethero feel on tbe subject we are 
not prepared to say, but we know of 
a small congregation that is a unit iu 
favorofawork of this kind. Hun- 
tingdon has one of the prettiest na- 
tural location that perhaps could be 
found in the Slate. We have been 
consulting several of our building 
men and they assure us that a build- 
ing of the above dimensions can be 
erected at a cost of .$10,000 to $12, 
000. Our railroad fiicilities are very 
excellent iu fact, all that could be 
disired. Our membership in the 
town at present is small but should 
we succeed in getting a school it 
would be but a short time until we 
could establish a church aud, one too 
that would be in full sympathy with 
the important work. The locating of 
of our school is an important matter 
and demands considerable investiga- 

We do not wish to be selfish by coii« 
suiting our own convenience. If the 
brethren, at convention determine on 
Martinsburg or any other suitable lo- 
cation in preference [o Huntingdon 
we shall withdraw our claims as we 
hope that whatever may he done may 
be for the general good of the church 
but we did not thiuk of saying go 
much at present, may have some 
further developments by next week. 
There is a meetine appointed at 
Martinsburg, Blair Co., Pa. on the 
14th of March to which all who are 
interested in the education of our 
youth are invited to attend. The 
object of the meeting will be to ex- 
amine Martinsburg as a location fora 
Brethren's school or determine on 
some other suitable location, adopt 
measures to raise the necessary funds 
and other regulations that the enter- 
prise will demand. Something more 
definite may be given next week. 


Dear Brother : — Enclosed find 
$1.20, for which send the Pilgrim to 

B.'o. . He is one of thosewhom 

we call poor indeeil. He is both 
poor and afBicted, and is, much of 
his time so ill that he cannot attend 
meeting. So the visiting brethren at 
our last council meeting, thought 
that the Pilglui might be of some 
comfort aud consolation to him iuhis 
hours of distress, and the required 
amount was soon made up. The 
Savior says ; "The poor ye have with 
you always and whensoever ye will, 
ye may do thera good:" Here the 
Savior gives us to understand that 
we can help the poor if we will aud 
and we read: "He that hath pity on 
the poor lendeth to the Lord." Now 
brethren, there are some members in 
the churches that would like to read 
the Pilgrim if they were only able 
to pay for it. Some are sending their 
names in with the expectation that 
others will pay for it or else get it 
free. Our editors are good enough . 
to send their papers to them, pay or 
no pay. 

Now Brethren, this is not right as 
they cannot afford it either, they 
will lend a helping hand so I would 
say, all those who are blessed in bas- 
ket and store, send in your mites and 
the poor list will soon b3 cared for 
aud to make a begioing I will en- 
close 25 cents for that purpose. 
Yours truly L. F. Wagoner 

Ro.tNOKE Woodford Co., III. 
Dear Editors: — As I always love to 
hear from the drt'erent churches I 
will also give you an account of a 
trip taken by myself and Bro. Jacob 
Kindig, one of our co-laborers. We 
left home on the 80th of Jan. and 
made for Secor where I met Bro. 
Kindig, but the train was one hour 
behind time. By 1. p. ni. arrived at 
Bhenoa, met by Bro. Bear and was 
taken to his home, some 4 miles 
south east of town. From thence to 
the school house for evening meeting. 
The congregation was small on ac- 
count of roughs roads but the atten 
tionwas good. 

Back again to brother Bear's,where 
we shared of their kind hospitality. 
On the 81, evenuig meeting again at 
same place, also on Sunday, the fust 
day of February at 11 o'clock, and 
very good attention. Hope the good 
seed that was sown will make some 
good impressious ou this dear people. 
There are only a few scattered mem- 
bers in this part, but they appear to 


be very zealous in the gooH cause of 
their Master and blessed Redeemer. 
Thence we made onr way north 7 
miles to brother Clinsroan, who is a 
deacou io the Vermiliou Church, bni 
the Diain body of the congregatiou 
still lies some 12 miles farther north 
on tne Vermilion river. No raeet- 
iue at brother Cliuamau's school- 
house on account of the United 
Brethren, whose appointment was 
made before. The evening was very 
bad with a snow storm from the 
East, no meeting held, as these prai- 
ries are much worse than it is in the 
East- Over night with Bro. Clius- 
mao. The s'.orm ceased and was 
quite pleasant on the 2d. 

I would just saj' Bro. Clinsmao 
was formerly from Germany, came to 
Pa. some 20 years ago, where he and 
wife were baptized by the Brethren. 
He has two daughters members of 
the church, and they all appear to be 
earuestly coutending for the faith 
once delivered unto the saints. Meet- 
ing at night but the congregation not 
very large on account of the rongli 
roads. On the 3d lefc brother Clius- 
maij, his sen talcing ii.s north to Bro. 
Paul Dale's. The 3d, evening meet- 
ing at the Georgetown school-house, 
congregation good, — hope the good 
Lord will help those dear people to 
receive the good seed that was ^owo, 
Tbeoce north some 4 miles to Gor- 
m''ll, where we held three meetings. 
Things here are not, just as we would 
like to see, their being some difficul- 
ties existing which I hope will soon 
be reconciled may the Lord help them. 
On the 7th brother Swihart accgm- 
panied us some 12 miles north to 
brother John Garvers where we held 
there meetlugs. Good cougergaticn 
and good atteution. 

The people here generally are very 
proud but quite sociable aud friendly. 
May the Lord help those to search 
the scriptures and put their trust in 

We enjoyed our selve.t very much 
with Bro. Carver's family' as he 
think agreat dt^al of them. On Moo- 
day, the 9th brother John, took us to 
Streeten,.some 7 miles distant the 
train left 9,80 aud at 1 o'clock got to 
Roanoke, one mile from home. 
Found all well, thank the good Lord 
for liis kind care over us. 

Dear brethren and sisters in the 
Lord we read of mauv of our co-la- 
horers traveling and proclaiming the 
glad tidings of salvation to a dying 
people which we like very much and 
^ope we shall continue to hear from 
our dear brethren and sisters through 
the periodicals. 

May the good Lord help ns 


to be 
Geouge "W. Gisu 

MW i%mn:Dear sir, a few 
K ^^^-^ ^'^^^ '^^^ *"*■ °^'" 

gjj,"''^"'*^t''ey could give me your 
oJ tlie Companion I s,iw it, 

ciress and they could not. In th. 


reeivmg tl,c hrat, there were four 
tZT ""/^I'l''""";- Ii looking 

»oUa„V?'^ """^<'" l.a.l denied 
com.r '""S'" "^''■" S"™e ™nl'l 
throu^l' '""f. ^*«'sta"ce. In getting 

'»«o, ^^^'"^""Sl'ttot'^lpibeedi- 

'ay aged ruother had lived in 

elj) the editors 
Tile next aiorti- 

^y Kir 

iin^.l ''"■ """J. " Frst seek 
""" bei r,", «';'l- ^-nJ M things 

^ ''■■ethren couUl assist iu 

spreading the Gospel if they would 
use their meaus a little in that way, 
but when they say these are tight 
times, Ac, I think it is a; poor ex- 

Enclosed you will find five dollars, 
send one volume to Peter Brubaker, 
Marion, Douglass Co., Kansas, an- 
oi^her to M. W. Metsker, Clinton, 
Kansas, and the remainder you may 
give credit to the poor fund. 

J. C. Metsker. 

We give the above, hoping that 
others of our dear brethren will fol- 
low the good e.'iample. There are 
hundreds of poor that would greatly 
appreciate reading the Pilgrim if 
they had the means to get it. Ed. 

Brother Briimbauyh : I thought I 
would not take the Pilori.m this 
year frou the fact I did not know 
where I would stop during the Sum- 
mer. But as I have made up my 
mind to remain here this Summer, 
and as I am entirely alone, 1 liave 
come to the conclusion to lake it 
again. I consider it a great help to 
a person that has not the opportu- 
uity of meeting with his brethren and 
of hearing the Word preached. I am 
stiP trying, iu my weak way and 
manner, to serve my Master, and the 
mure I read my Bible, the more faith 
I have in the doctrine which our 
Brethren hold forth. 

VVehavea beautiful country and 
I would be glad if we could com- 
mence a church here. If any if the 
ministering bretliren should pass by 
here I wo^dd like to have them stop 
and give me a call. There is a Luth- 
eran Church here unoccupied, and I 
think we can get the use of it. The 
church went down oecause the mem- 
bers couid not pay the preacher, and 
he would not preach because he did 
not get his pay. Sunie of the mem- 
bers would not pay because others 
would uot, and this caused quite a 
controversy between them, aud the 
church went down. 

Samuel Moysb. 

Anamosa, Iowa. 


Dear Bnihrcn We -hai a time of 
great refreshing iu our arm of the 
church known as tlie Union Dis- 
trict Marshall County Indiana. 

The meeting commenced Oli the 28, 
evening of Jauoary. 

Brother Bilihl mcr was with us, 
preached 3 times, and then according 
to previous, arraugeruents, had to go 
home, his preaching was verycfieet- 

On Saturday evening Bro. George 
C'ripe aud Bro. Daniel Shively came 
to assist us and remained with us till 
Sabbalh evening the 8lh of Feb. Had 
very large attendance, and as good 
order as I ever saw. We hope the 
Lord, will bless the dear brothren for 
tiieir labor of love, as there was 13 
Baptised durinj^ onr meetings and 2 
reinstated. We do hope ihey well 
all prove faithfull to the end. 

Yours in the bouds of Gospel love 
aud atfection. 

John Kxisley 

Brother Brumhauyh : I see iu the 
present volume No. 2,that all who feel 
to help in the good cause are heartily 
welcome to your columns. J am glad 
lor the privilege you offer. 1 am uot 
a member of your clmrcli, but I pray 
by the lulp of Gorl, to be before long. 
There are others that are better qual- 
ified for writing than I am, but I love 
to see the Pilokim filled with pro- 
ductions from the brethren and sis- 
ters. May God help us all to look to 

him from whom all our help comes, 
lie has watched over us from the ear- 
liest period of our lives down to the 
present time. A few days ago, my 
eyes were met by the funeral train go- 
ing by, bearing one of our neighbor's 
wives to the grave. Poor mau, left 
to mourn hi.s wife's departure. How 
often have I wished to be happy with 
the Lord, but I luust wait till my time 
comes. The PlLOKlM afiords me great 
comfort, and I- am happy to see it 
come. God has said in his word, 
that all svho are weary and are heavy 
laden and will come unto him he 
will give them rest. "What a great 
promise this is ? We can all partake 
of this promise, tlirnw oft the burden 
of sin and take God's yoke upon us. 
May we be as a city that is set on a 
hill, that cannot be bitl and let our 
light so shine before men tliat (hey 
may see our good works and glorify 
our Father which is in heaven. Matt. 
5 ; 14, 16. Pray for your unworthy 

J. J. McMlLLEN. 

Dear Pilgrim: — Let me give you a 
little church news. We closed our pro- 
tracted meeting at Syracuse. This ^Yas 
the second efiort we made in the bor- 
ders of Soloraans creek church tbiswin^ 
tcr, and the happy results of five weeks 
labor is, twenty-five were added by 
baptism and two more applicants, and 
we think many more will yet come. 
May the Lord bless the good work to 
go on until many more precious souls 
may be gathered into the f\)ldand be 
saved on the gospel terms. 

Jesse Calvert. 


undersigned, at his residence, Mr. Henry 
J. Hostetter to Miss Esther Uoiii;,'nrdner, 
all of LagraDge Co., iDdiann, Nov. 23, 
1S73. Samuel Lupold. 

MAXEL— KOUCtH.— By tlie undersigned 

Feb. 10, 1B74, at the bride's residence, 

Mr. Alexander Maxel of Mt, Union, to 

Miss Loltic KougU of Germany Valley. 

John G, Glock. 


FISHER — Near Sterritt's Gap, Lower 
Cumberland Church, after a lingering 
illness, our colored brother Mark FLsher, 
who had been a failliful member of tlie 
Church for about 13 years, aged 70 years, 
2 mos. and 21 days. 

During his atHiciion his companion was 
also very ill so that lliey could scarcely help 
each other. Duriug her illness she bcca; 
alarmed about her soul and had a desire tu 
be baptized, l^ut tho't cuuld not be done any 
more, and said that this was Uer desire long 
apo, but felt timid in making application 
on account of her color. I am glad to-day 
thai I never slighted the brother on account 
of his color. 

FISHER.— On November 18, 1873, Mrs. 
Han let Fisher, wife of the above, aged 
5y years, 11 mos. and 28 days. 
Tliey bolli bore their altiictiou with chris- 
tian fortitude. The childreu have certainly 
lost a kind father and mother. I 
upon these occasions a good many colored 
people heard the brethren's dr)ctiinu than 
ever heard before. Funeral services by 
the writer ami Bro. B. F. Nickey. 

A. L. Bowman. 
MILLER.— In Lagrange Co., Ind., Janua- 
ry 26, 1874, of the inliriuity or old age, 
Jacob Miller, aged 78 years, 1 month and 
16 days. Funeral occasion by David 
Miller, he belonged to the Ornish Church. 
WHITMIRE.— On January 3l8t in Mid- 
dleburg, Ellibarl county, Ind., of croup, 
Harvey infant sun of friend Jacob and 
Mrs. Wbilinire, aged 4 mos and 4 day.s. 
Funeral services by Christian l*lank in 
German and fricLd Girard iu llnglisli. I 
Text Matt. 4: 5 first verses. j 

Companion please copy. 

nOSFIELD.— In the upper Cumberland 
District, of diptlieria, on the 17th day of 
Dec. '73. infant daui,'htcr Emmi» May 
and Jonas Henry, oldest son of Brother 
Casper and sister Maria HosJicM. The 
daughter was 4 years months and 5 days, 
old, and the sou 13 years 2 months and 'A 

The daughter breathed its last at 6 

o'clock A. M.. and the son at 11 o'clockP-M. 

Both were laid in one grave, a very sor- 

rowful scene indeed. These childreu were 
sick but a few days. Thus in so short a 
time these parents were deprived of two of 
their dear children, it was truly a solemn 

The son %ytts about the ago of Jesus when 
ho remained in the temple being about hia 
l-athers bn.smess- So with this lad he 
was religiously inclined when yet consid- 
ei-ablc younger, he believed in Jtsus, who 
died for the sins of the worid. In his abort 
Illness he made pmyer to bis heavenly 
Father. Towards the close of his life he 
conlessed quite a willingness t", leave 
this world. The loss truly appears to be 
great, but we have full confidence that the 
parents' seemingly great loss is the child- 
ren s great gain. Services by the brethren 
from Mark 10: 13—10. 

GOLLOWAY.— In the same district, on 
Jan. 30 '64., sister Elizabeth Golloway 
wite of David Gollowaj, aged 53 veara 
and 19 days. 

SliQ was sick only about one week. She 
leaves a sorrowing husband and four 
dangliters to mourn their loss Oh may the 
"ood Lord make through this loud call a 
deep impression ou the miuds of nil who 
yet remain iu the bereaved family. We hope 
their loss may be the sister's great "ain. 
^ Services by brother Abr. Golly, from Gal. 

KURTX. — In Columbiana county, Ohio on 
January 12, 1874, Elder Heniy Kurtz, 
aged 77 years, 5 months and 21 days. 
His rcmaius were deposited in their last 
resting place in the graveyard near the 
Brethren's meetinghouse, nbuut eight mile* ' 
noiUi east from Columbiana whci-o the 
brethren spoke from Rev. 14: 12 —13. 

On Sunday the lUh father rode out to 
meeting yet, about a mile and a half, iMill 
Creek meeting liouse), where he took an 
active part in the services. Though feeble 
ho seemed to be about as well as usual 
until iu the evening. Some time after 
going to bed he was attacked with severe 
pains in the arms and breast. He had sev- 
eral attacks during the night and sat up iu 
the rocking chair the most of the time. In 
the morning he felt easier, ate some break- 
fast aud then went into the room again. 
Some little time after, mother followed him 
to the room where be was sitting in the 
arm chair with a book in his hand, and his 
head leaning back, apparently asleep. 
When mother came to him she louud that 
the spirit had Hed. Thus did he realize 
his wish and we might say iu a moment, in 
a twinkling of an eye. May we all be 
ready. n. j. k. 

ROWBUSH.— Near Churchville, Augusta 
Co Va., Feb. 0, 1874, John Rowlmah, 
ngeu 1)1 years, 5 months and 16 days — 
The diseased was well acquainted with 
the brethren of Maryland in former years. 
When I visited him his couvLisalion was 
generally about laboring for lliom a.-i he was 
a miller by '.rade. Ho was follotved to the 
gravo hy a large concourse of rolnlives and 
friends. The deceased was a zealous mem- 
ber of the United Brethren Church, aud his 
runeral was conducted by Revs. Grimin (fc 
Walker. TIuls we see one after another 
called away and soon it may be our lot to 
obey. Jacob Zioleh. 

BOWMAN.— Near Ronnoak Ind., Octouer 
28, 1373, aged 4 years, 7 inoaths and 5 
Also in the fame family: 
BOWMAN— On Nov. Mh '73,Almira Bow- 
man, aged II yeare, 2 months andUdays. 

Also another of tliG same family: ' 
BOWMAN.— Anna Malinria Bowmiui. on 
Nov. 5lh, '73, aged 22 ycni-s 1 1 months and 
3 days. 

And still another of the same family: 
BOWMAN.— On Nov 9tli '73 Sarah Elkn 
Bowman aged 10 years, 8 months and 18 

Also the father of the above childreu, 
BOWMAN.— un Dec. 7th '73, aged o2 yrs. 

and 4days. 

Disease supposed to be typhus fever; all 
olwhich died in one family within six weeks 
and left a sorrowing mother and three 
dangliters to moitrn their loss. 

Funeral services, Feb. 8th, all at one 
time, by the writer, from Math. 24: 4!l. 

Jeubmiac Goui'. 


Sai-ah Hofl'man .20 Wm Sadler 4.00 

Andrew Bechlel 7.r,0J H Miller l.r.O 

Geo. Myi-is 3.00 Hcnrv Sprank'c 3.00 

Mary M Briudlc 1.50 A L Bowman 2.25 

Ahr Workman 1..5UJ C Metzkor 6. SO 

.2.') AV'ui Lewis l..*0 

1.00 Christ Colstroek 1 .'jO 

Eliza Weitzel 
A M I>ick,-y 
S Frantz 
I'eter Long 
A B Miller 
A I'earsoll 
W A Murray 

D P Gwin l.^.O 

2.00 W \V Steel .75 

8.00 J BGarver 7.20 

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NO 8 

^_P E T R Y. 




t'roin Pi9},'air3 clear summit behold. 
The glory-crowned plains of the blest; 

^ hat a liaio of purgle acd gold 
Foie'cr on those green valleys rests. 

What blissful effali^ence pervades 
Eiicli nook of the landscape so fair, 

In f,'tory immortal arrayed, 
Perfumed witU elysian air. 

Though Ceylonspure gardens emit 

An odor exquisitely sweet, 
Anil pleasure ewift pinions may flit 

To dweil in this charming retreat. 

Earth's pleasures but faintly compares 

")V ith Heaven's unspeakable bliss; 
The suhstanpe we'll find over there, 

Wc have but the shadow in this. 
What principle potent can paint 

Such soul-clieering views to the rye ? 
Of earth-weary travel-worn saints, 

As time's chilling tempests rise high. 

Tis faith lifts the darkening vail 
Wliich bangs o'er llie eye of the soul, 

'Tis faith brings the spice-laden gale 
W hioh over our pathway does roll. 

By faith we may gaze on the stream 
That flows through the cityof (iod, 

Wh'&e wawes caich the throne's lambcrt 
And scauer its power abroad. 

Does Heaven's ricli beauty constrain 
Tliine eye all its aloriea to scan; 

Earth's trifles henceforward disdain, 
Have faith in the Savior of man. 


{Y'lT the PiLGZiM.] 


Editonof ike Pilgrim.— ^y your permis- 
sion, I will, for the uilormation and warn- 
ing of your readers, give some extracts 
from the pageji of history, of the sad eud- 
ing nf some prominent infidel philosopher^, 
that they may tlierelty more fully appreciate 
the apostolic warnings: '• Be not une<iually 
yoked together with unbelievers.'' 


It is well known that this celebiiit- 
6d infidel labored through a long 1 i-^ 
to difl'use the poisuu of intidelity. In 
life he was pre-eminent iu guilt, in 
deatli, in misery. He had been ac- 
customed for years to call the Sa- 
vior, "the wretch," and to vow that 
he would crush Him. Ho closed 
many of his letters to his friends 
with these words; — " Crush the 
wretch ! " — yet such is the detestable 
meaune&sand wickedness vf infidelity 
that daring his efforts to destroy 
Christianity, be was accustomed to 
receive the sacrament and to attend 
to some other outward nets of religion 
that he might bo able to deny hia in- 
fidelity, if accused of it. Such was 
he in health ; biit dangerous sickness 
ond approaching death, though they 
could not sofien the liard heart oftlie 
hypocrite into real peniteuce, tilled it 
with agony, remorse and despair. 

The ibl lowing awlul description 
has been given of his last hours : — 
' It was during Voltaire's last vis- 
it to Paris, when his triumph was 
complete, and he liad even feared he 

should die with glory amidst the ac- 
clamaliors of an infatuated theatre, 
tliat he was striir/: by the hand of 
Provideuce, and fateii to make a 
very different termination of his ca- 
reer. In the midst of his triumphs 
a violent bleeding raised apprehen - 
sions for his life. D'Alembert, Did- 
erot and Marmontel, hastened to sup- 
port his resolution in his last mo- 
menls, but were only witnesses to their 
mutual ignominy as well as his own. 
" Here let not 'the historian fear 
exageratiou. R-agc, remorse, reproach, 
and blasphemy, all accompanied and 
character ized the iong agony of the 
dying atheist. His death, the most 
terrible that is ever recorded to have 
stricken the impious man, will not be 
denied by his friends and compan- 
ions in impiety. Not one of them 
has ever dared to mention any sign 
given, of resolution or tranquility, by 
the premier chief, during the space of 
three months, which elapsed from 
the time he was crowned in the the- 
atre until his decease. Such a sil- 
ence expresses how great their humil- 
ation was \\\ his death. 

It was on his return from the the- 
atre, and in the midst of the toils he 
was resuming in order to acquire 
fresh applause, when Voltaire was 
warned that the long career of his in- 
iquity was drawing to an end. In 
spite of all the intidel philosophers 
who flocked around him in in the 
first days of his illness, he gave 
signs of wisiiing to return to the God 
he had so often blasphemed. He cal- 
led for the priest, he ministered to 
Him wliom he had sworn to crush, 
under theappellation of "tbe wretch." 
His danger increasing, he wrote en- 
treating the Abba Gualtier to vist 
ium. He afterwards made a declara- 
tion, in which he iu fact renounced 

This declart^tion was signed by him- 
self and twit witnesses, one of whom 
was the Marquis do Villevleille, to 
whom, eleven years before, Voltairu 
was wont to write, " conceal your 
march from the enemy, in your en- 
deavors to crufih ' the wretch. 

Vohaire had permitted this decla- 
tion to be carried to the rector of St. 
Sulpice, and to the archbishop of 
Paris, to know whether it would be 
Bufhcient. When the Abba Gualtier 
returned with the answer, that it was 
impossible for. him to gain aJmit- 
tance to the patient. The conspira- 
tors had strained very nervfe to hin- 
der their chief from cousummating 
his recantation, and every avenue 
was shut to the pritet, whom Vol- 
taire himself had seul fcr. The de- 
mons ha- nted every access ; rage sue- , 

ceeded to fury and f iry to rage again 
during the remainder of his life. 

Then it was that D'Alembert, Did- 
erot aud about twenty others of the 
conspirators who had beset his apart- 
ment, never approached him but to 
witness their own ignominy ; and of- 
ten he would curse them and ex- 
claim : 'Retire! It is you who have 
brought me to my present stite ! Se- 
gone ! I could have done without 
you all ; but you could not exist with- 
out me ! And what a wretched glo- 
ry you have procured me. 

Then mould succeed the horrid re- 
membrance of his conspiracy. Tliey 
could hear him, the prey of anguish 
and dread, alternately supplicating 
blaspheming that God whom he had 
conspired against ; and in plaintive 
accents would tie cry out, O;, Christ 1 
0, Jesus Christ ! and then complain 
that he was abandoned by God and 
man. Tiie hand which bad traced 
ill ancient writ, the sentence of an im- 
pious and reviling, king, seemed to 
trace before his eyes, '* crush them, 
do crush the wretch ! In vain he 
turned his head away ; the time was 
coining apace when he was to appear 
before the tribunal of Him he had 
blasphemed, and Ids physician?, 
particularly Mr. Tronclin, calling 
in to minister relief, tii under- 
struck, retired, declaring the death of 
the impious man to b(; terrible indeed 
The pride of ttie Cimspiraiors wutrfd 
willingly have supprfc-sed these dec- 
larations, hut it was in vaiu The 
Mareschall de Kiohclien flies from 
the bed-side, declaring it to be a 
siglit too tcrrihle to be sustained; 
and Mr. Tronclin, that the furies of 
Orestes could give but a faint idea 
of the woes of Voltaire. 

In these visits the doctor found 
him iu the greatest agonies, exclaim- 
ing witli utmost horror, " I am aban- 
doned by God and man." He then 
said, ■' Doctor, I will give you half 
of what lam worth if you will give 
me sis n.o:iths life.' The doctor an- 
8werea;"Sir, you cannot hve six 
weeks." Voltaire replied, " Then I 
shall go to hell, and you will go 
with me! " and soon after expired." 

(Death Bed Scenes, By Davis W. Clark, 
D. D.) 

Thus ends the hte of the infidel 
philosopher Voltaire, who, with oth- 
ers, con.spired to sap the foundation 
uf Christianity, and crush its author, 
our blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, whom 
he hud denominated " the wretch." 
How ignomiuions is his end! How 
loud the warning voice I How different 
dies the rhristian ! He says, " I am 
niady to bM offered, and the time of 
my departure is at hand. I have 
fought the good fight, I have finish- 

ed my course, lave kept the faith: 
henceforth tliere is laid up for me a 
crown of righteousness, which the 
Lord the righteous judge, shall give 
me at that day ; and not to me only, 
but unto all tlicm also that love his 
appearing." For the Lord Jesus 
commandi'd his servants, to "Go un- 
to all the world, and preach the gos- 
to every creature. He that believeth 
and is biptiztd shall he saved ; but 
he that believcih not shall be damn- 
ed." St. Paul beleived and was bap- 
tized, and he kept the faith, and had 
the assurance of salvation with all 
them that believe and are baptized. 
Voltaire believed not; and had the 
assurance of damnation with all his 
fallen unbelievers. Though God for 
His great love wherewith he so lov- 
ed the world that he gave his only 
begotten son, that whosoever believ- 
eth in him should not perish, but 
have everlasting life. Blessed be his 
name. Amen. D. P Sarl?ik. 

(In my nest I will give you the 
death of Tom Paiue.) 

Ill-Temper. — A single person of 
four, sullen lempcr — what a dreadful 
thing it is to have such a one in the 
house! There is not myrrh and aloes 
and chloride of iron enough in the world 
to disinfect a single home of such a nui- 
sance as that ; no riches, no elegance of 
mciii, no hcauiy of face, can ever screen 
such person fi'om utter vulgarity. 
There is one thing which rising persons 
hate the reputation of more than all 
others, that is vulg:irity; but, dearme. 
ill-temper is the vult.ae3ttliing that the 
lowest-born and illesi-bred can ever 
bring to his home It is peevi-hne-s in 
ft home. It is one of the worst fi'rms of 
impiety. Picvis!inc83 in a home is not 
only sin against the Holy Ghost, but 
sin against the Holy Ghost in the very 
temple of love. 

The Lord's Jewels, — In the year 
1782, Messrs. BocmtT & Cassange, re- 
gardless of expenses, completed a cele- 
brated necklace which was composed of 
eighteen hiindrcd of the most beautiful 
jewels to he found in all the wide earth. 
This necklace Louis XVI presented to 
the Queen. Not j-o when the Lord of 
Hosts comes to g:ither his jewels in. 
The beautiful, .spiritual necklace that 
he.>-hall prepare will I e composed of the 
brightest gems nf earth. For them the 
Lord has p:iid the debt. The whole 
universe will he ran-acked in search of 
the gems, and not one will be left. What 
a blfs.-ed thing it will he if every fam- 
ily will see that they are represented io 
this necklace. — /. M. Muore. 

I am sure that there si a common 
spirit that plays within us, and that is 
the Spiritof God. whoever feels not the 
warm gale and gentle ventilation of this 
Spirit, I dare not say he lives : tor truly, 
without this to ice there is no tieat un- 
Jerneath the tropic, nor any light 
though I dwell in the body of the sua. 
— Sir Tlioinas Browne. 




" I THIRST ." 1 St..Iolin, 19: 

■^^It is FismrRir""n8— 30. 

I Thikst. 

1. Ca'fsc. — Mucli has been already 
said coiiconiinj; Ji^sus on the cross. 
Ar'jun dihut cro ss men liiivo been 
ga'therefl to feir and tremljle. An- 
gftlH, no doubt, btuvfd ro witness tne 
sueues that: trttjinpirod "ii C'alva- 
ry^A broWv Scuiiy^ I Vua the closing 
queues ol' UliriiL,.s "^real mi^^Bioii in 
the'fl'.'sli. The real <fauso of thin ex- 
j>ri*s.-iiiVii of Jc'iii^ We helieve was^thjit 
'• ev(ry ju! and tilclo of thw hiw " 
mi^jht bci fulfilifd. Many long yeut;s 
had [msfted awny belore the iVUnjist's 
Jaiigiiagt',, (" Tliey ^nve nie also gall 
ibf tuy pieat; auii in my thirst ihcy 
gave nic vinegiir to drinlc." I's, 09: 
21,}, frame' to ))as<. IJnt ihe woric of 
tbi! J^t)rd is 811 re. ' Ibniee ll\e Evang- 
elist 8ftvs, *' that the Scriptnro nii^jhi 
b.) fuliillod. Z-ie s.iiih, 'I thiiBt." 
John 111: 28. Tliis was the only 
tiling tliat yet nitnuincd I'rr tin; Son 
'oF (iod to participate in, whilst He 
was bring nilbrcd on the oro-'S, a sao- 
ri!i('o li)r sin. Hope he livsted the 
biiter cup lur Ihe wliuhi linnian /am- 
ily. ," JJ,ovy iJicre )vaH, set a vessel, 
.lull of ^ viiicg,ai_: and ihey filled a 
Sj)onge, and put it npfm hys'sop aii.l 
piit it to his'nionlh.'* Johii 1!): 28. 
'Oh that biltei' tMti>I' The vine^rar 
find ilift (;iill. Kind xcador, think of 
Jesus on tlio oros^. Xidnk oi what 
.tiicy ull'ered hiiu lor lii-s meat ami 
His tliirht. And further, remember 
tliat if yon are refusing Him the best 
ascription of your Hearts, yon are 
withliolilin^from Him tii^ Koothing 
' icui* of jn-aist. li'voii are {rnilty of 
' 'auy (if those' wieke'd Imbits, of swear - 
'Jug, ^IHn'Uing' intoxir'aiiiijj lirpioiv, 
'ifStti^A'iligiir anil d<';,'rilded language, 
" i^t(>p at once, IIomu^ Ii;ib lasfed those 
' buicr'thifit,',s frohl the sponfaju ihat 
' you might not tastv thie bitter pangs 
thei-etif in heM. Oflbr ilot again xo 
fliih \^dlo has' died Ibr yon those bit- 
'teflVortls of yrtiii' lip^, whieh are 3o 
'jjfibnsive'in his s'jht and so unpleas- 
'■'tirit'to the Cliristinn's ear. 
''^'"'His Ihilat isflVu'iit'hpd more by obe- 
' dichioe to tbf word 6f Goil — Uis I'aih- 

■ er-^tban from 'Iho bitter cup of 
' 'whith bV^pai'foolt.i I ■ 

' ' 2. ■ Our 'Ilui-f'f.—Wc mn-mbiT 
Jemis having said in that memorable 
sermon on ilie mount; '• 'Jlfsnecl are 
they which rio hunvvr and thirst af- 

■ ter Hg'hlconsness ; (or thov ahall bo 
'"filied." Matt. 5 ! ti. Here is a thirst 

' 'that Jp«iis informs 'US will prove a 
'blessing; All'personn, more or loss, 

" Wve experienccti tihirst. and also the 
romfort and dt'li'^bt n)ion receiving 
a eo'd druught of water. Many tuo 
hr(vc iipaliKcd tlie comfort and conso- 

•'' latloii of partaking of the watir of 

' 'life overlHsting: This waser Jesus 

}*roml*e8'[o pvp — give not sparing- 
yi bat pie^-^ed down, ehaken logoth- 
' '' fei^, rind rundirtg "over. " /(or tfu'i/ 
■' 'Mf f>f HUvti.'* . Jisus had vin oiicoc- 
' ■'ca.'^idn a very interesting conversation 
•"Tviih a w\>[Yian ol S:«n iria on this 
suhjcot. He sp.ikc to hcrofthc water 
of .lacob'a well in thi* wise, '* Who- 
go^vi-r ilriuU^th of ahis water shall 
i .thiriit again." John 4: 13. Thir«t 
again boe«nse itK nature is not to en- 
dure. liuL Jfsiifl further says, '* Who- 
soever driulieth of the water that I 
iShall give him shall never thir?t; 
: but tlie watvr llmt I shall give him 
i ehull be in liim u well of water spriug- 
. liDg up into everlasting life." John 
4: 14. This in the water that we all 
should tliirst for, tlie water that bas 
b'.en prepared for all men. IJehold 
how generous the Lord is, in giving 

to alI^vho tliirst. •' Ho, every, one 
that tliiratcih, come ye to the waters, 
and lie that hath .to miniey ; copfie ye 
bay and eat; yea, come buy wineayd 
milk wiihoui money and without 
price." isa. 50 : 1. Who could de- 
sire a more cordial invitation to par- 
lake of that which will make glad 
the soul. May God iucrta-e ^ur 
thirst after righteouftness May we 
desire more ef the pure wordofGixi, 
win'.'h isas the waters of life thai, 
l^)W iuto.our fouls, (piench ourthir^t 
and wash oiir sins away. Then 
eventually cau we be nnrahereii 
anjom; those of whom it is said, 
•'■ They shall hunger no more, neith.-r 
th mi any more, for the Lamb wiiieb 
is in the niiilst of the throne siiull leed 
them, and lead i-hem unto liviiiii 
fonntains ol' waters." Uev. 7: 16, 17. 
Yea saith he that Fat upon tlio tlii'one, 
" I will give unto liim thut is athirst 
of the waters of life treely." Kev. 
'-ilsG. , ,. , , ,. , 

Dear reaijer, have you made your 
peace with God ? If so, well ; If not, 
lic!e(i, Oil ! he^d the parable of Je.'Us 
that we will now introduce for the 
pnrjiosQ of auLting before you tlie 
the true c*nidition of tliose who will 
noL come to the loot of" the cross, uiid 
Uftk that tliey may receive. '' There 
Wiis -i ciitain rich man which was 
ilotlietl in purple and fine linen, and 
fined sumptuously every day. The 
ricti man (tied and was buried, ^nd 
in hell he lilied Up bis eyes, being in 
turment. And he <a'led and saiil, 
l''iither. Ahiaham, have mercy on me 
and send Lazarus, that he )aay /Jip 
t/ir tip ofhisjlv'jv.v in water, and col 
my tuiif]Hi ; ftr lam tormented in tins 
ri'omS'YjwkQ IG : 19— '^4. 

Here is a thirst that will cause ihe 
subject to call plaiulively f -r water, 
fur it is ^aid tlie rich man cried. Thi; 
is a cundition that would naturally 
eoino under 0'//' thir:^t, if we are un- 
willing to re(5eivc the love of trulii 
ii- our hearts. - 

It is FiNisuiiD. 

1. Itn iinp(jrtaiice. — Tlio inij)ort- 
anee (»1 llie completion of any gri'at 
undertaking is truly worthy of note. 
Around the finisliing point of any 
great suhtm*;, stands success or fiiil- 
ure. liow intensely must the angels 
have watched tlie closing events of 
Jesns (Ml the crow. They who re- 
joiced at the birth of Christ, being' tor 
the first time permitted to view the 
majestic plan of talvatiou. They 
who ministered to him after his temp- 
tations in the wilderness sureL' will 
hear him np now, lest he diLsW liis 
foot against a stone, If they so le- 
joieed at the hirtli of tho Babe of 
iJelhlehem, liow much n;orc must 
tliey have praisd God in the hlgues't 
u hen JesU'* Irinmpliamly finished 
llie geal-worU a.^signtd Hun. Jesus 
prayeth unto the Father, nud de- 
■jhireth, " r havf glorified Tliec on 
earth ; I havu finished the work which 
Thou gave^t Me to do. And now, O,, glorify Me with Thine own 
self with the glory I had with Tho- 
before the world was." John 17 : 4, 
0. Hid Jesus failed to fnish, all 
would huve been lost. \Vhere to- 
day ? Yes, imagination inquiu,-«, 
wliere would we poor sinners be,. and 
what would be our condition. OU, 
beloved! Should we uot rejoice that 
our blessed Lord was able to fitiish 
and that success crowned hi:^ liibors, 
which were all given for us through 
love? The ajwstle speaks highly <Jf 
the importance of finishing his minis- 
try; says he, ''But none of these 
things move me. neither count I my 
life dear unio myself. 50 thut . I might 
\ finish mi/ course withjoi/, aQi\ the min> 
; istry which I received of the Lord 
; Jesus." Acts 20 : 24. 

2. What was Finished ? 

1. Those prophecies which were 
spoken concerning Christ's trials and 
sutJerings on the crosi. 2. Those 
prophecies coucerning His life and 
mission among men as the Son of 

3. Its honor. — Tne honor that we 
present is the honor of God. As 
Jesus sought not His own honor and 
as the "geneiallty of men do now, 
and have done in all u^'os; but the 
the honor and glory of tlie Father, 
God, also highly txalted Him and 
and gave Ilim a name above every 
name, that at the name cf Jesus ev- 
ery knee should liuw. 

This _^reat honor and glory is the 
result of Mis lailh'ulnes^i in all 
tilings and tiie [lerl'ect completion ol' 
all tilings assigned Him, Xow we 
will notice the dishonor of commenc- 
ing and not being able to finish, one 
of Jesus' own illustrations. "For 
which of you intending to build a 
tower, sitleth nut down lirst and 
counteih the cost ? Lest haply after 
he hath laid the foundation and is 
not able to finish it. all that behold 
it begin to mock him, saying, this 
man began to build l)iit was uut able 
to tinish." Luke 14; 28 — 3U. Here 
truly wa-i shamo prtsenied to our 
consideration, in not being' able to 
finish that wlilch we undertake to do. 
He tliat would be Jionoied of God, 
must complete the work in order to 
obtain the prize. Tne crown is not 
in she bt-ginning, but whosoever is 
faithful unto the end shall be saved. 
James speaks of the linishing ol sin 
and the shame and dishonor connec- 
ted with it. Hesaiih, " When lust 
is conceived it bringeth forth sin; 
and sin when it is finished briugt.'th 
forth death." Jas. 1 : 15. Truly iliis 
kind ol sin is distressingly detiiment- 
al to the soul. Hence it depends much 
upon what we finish and how we 
linisli in order to be honorable, and 
the honored of God. May God help 
yon my dear reader, wirh myself, tu 
finish hmioraljly and nprighlly. the 
work of Dur heavenly FaUier, bein*- 
faithful in all things, .wiiaisoever he 
has said unto us, that wlien our days 
on earth are numbered, we can real- 
ize wiihiu our souls, the limgujge of 
tlie apostle, " I have finight a gOod 
tigli', I have finished my 'course, [ 
have kept the faith ; Henceforth 
there is laid up for me; a crown of 
righteousness, which the Lord the, 
righteous judge, siiall give me a', 
that day, aud'not to me only, but un- 
to all iliom also that luve kis appear- 
ing." 2 Tim. 4: 7, S. 

JoM.N ZucK. 

iikn.di/ Grove, P'l. 


And as it wii3 iit llifi d;iys of Noah so sliall 
'It be also in tUo davaof'lhe Sou of Man 
Luke 17 : 30. |. 

Truly n solcmaii tlioiight when wo 
rcHuct upon tlio Laiigiiago of uiir text 
a-i above stateil, to think tiiat wo shall 
hllve anuthor liiue like unto the ilavs 
of Noah, 111 the 12 : ohapter ol'Geiii- 
sis we read, *"Ail 1 the Lord said my 
spirit thai 1 not always strive witli 
man and GoJ saw that the wietoheil- 
iiess of man was in the Etrtli 
and tliat every imagination ot* the 
thoughts of his heart was evil, and 
only evil continually, aad it repent- 
ed h?'ni that he made man on thi- 
enrtli. Old Solomauthought that God 
should be sorry for what he had done 
seeing the awfu! wickedness of man- 
kind tliat of necessity he must de- 
stroy them from of the face of the 
earth see>ug in them nothing good 
and that according to the plan ol' 
bis arrangement, no good would grow 

out of their conduct, therefore he 
sai.i, "I will destroy man whom I 
have created," and ha did so, yet 
Hndiiig a few who found fivor in the 
sight of God, he ws williDgio save 
Thus as in ail age.s of the world the 
rigliteous are the tavoied class, there- 
fore the word of God came to Noah 
warning him to htiild an ark for his 
Salvation, and the few ri^'hteons that 
were found with liim.aiid wodiscov. 
er he was very p.irticular iu its cou- 
strnctlon soas to meet the opproba- 
tion of God, otherwise It would not 
have answered tlio purpose in the 
event, it would not have rode safely 
over the svater neither will .inrs nuless 
we are very particular in patlirniagaf. 
the plan that God gave us. Jint'be- 
catise he built it us God difecled and 
within the lirailej time given, he 
Was ready for the emer^enev when it 
came, niid all who were lieed- 
less of the warning, the llooil oam'lit 
them by surprise like many In oar 
day, thinking there is yet time enom'h 
tile riucil of tlostrnction will not yet 
come and many, we fear, are taken 
by surprise and hurled ioto etiirnitv 
unprepared, Faith is one of the ptin- 
oiple ingreiiients to make us ready for 
c^nieing danger, and when it has 
prominence in our niiad, wo will al- 
w,ays be on tho alert. Having con- 
fidence ill the great I Am, wo ^vill ^l- 
ways be ready to go at his bidiliiig. 
iS'ow since he has reposed an ex- 
tensive work upon his Church which 
is composed ol members, or brandies 
and some of which are enibaasadors, 
whose duty it is to pray the world in 
Christ's stead to htc tine reconciled 
to God. It is their duty, Noah-like, 
to give the warning and the duty of 
the world to hear, and if they do, not 
hear destruction will overtake theiu 
as it did the Antedeluvions iu the 
days of Noah. But, says one, how 
w.isthat?_^ The Evangelist, ttfke 
IGth chapter 27 ver^e says, ''Tliey did 
cat, they drank, they manied wives 
they were given iu marriage until 
the day that A'oali entered into the 
ark and the Hood came ami destroy- 
ed them all, not leaving ipo*' nor- 
branch, man or beast, every, ihiug 
wherein was tlie breitli life, was de- 
stroveJ save the favored lew who 
hearkened to the warnin; of God and 
after erecting the building uceordiag 
to the paliern, entjre.l in liv the door, 
God having gafliered the beasts of the 
field, f nvis of the air, creepiiigs things 
of the earth and salely ho':siug them 
iu their [dace. Then win n all ivas 
linished God himself eh.seJ the door 
of the ark. Now, poor morial man 
pow-rIe.vs, without hope without mer- 
cy and without God in the world, 
liio fnlSlniunt of prophecy near at 
hand, what do you thinkdcar reader, 
their thoughts were at this lime'i Xo- 
ah in tlie ark, the door securely shut 
the Ughtooing b ginning t ) fl isn, t'-^ 
thunder Iu lOir, the rain in torrents 
to fill, tlio earth opening and the water 
pouring fourth from lieoealli, water 
from above and beneath Howiog to- 
gether to speed the desirnetion of 
every thing tliat God created where- 
in was the breatli of life, melhiuks, 
their (easting and revtlry ^vas 
brought to a sudden ar.d uncereOKinl- 
ous end. Tuey then saw ti.eir con- 
dition, iheir crv for mercy coiild n't 
be heeded, justice had finally come 
and thev had to reap the reward ot 
their doings. No doubt, thcirthonghts 
ran back to good old Noah's sermons 
in which he told them the flood 

would come, but he now was m 


ark and could not- hear their cnes 
foi inercv; he was noiv restintr fr'"" 
his labors of an hundred and twenty 
years, safelv in the ark, iu the P^f 
teclion and guidane* of God, »hi.8 


weepii'Si '^•'^ '""^ misery were with- 
out until the waters passed over them 
anil silenced their cries; yes all was 
uow siill and quiet as miduiglit dark- 
„e-i« but the moaning of the wind 
and' the rusliing of the waters. 

And God remembered Noah and 
every living thing, and all the cattle WHS with him iu the ark, and 
(Jjd made a wind to pass over ilie 
earih and the waters assuaged, and 
al[er the lapse ofa hundred and fifty 
days the waters were abated and tlie 
ark rested ou the Mountain of Ararat. 
Afier remaining tbere stated a time. 
Noah removed the covering of the 
ark and looked and belmid the lace 
of tlie ground was dry, and he went 
forth he and his wife, his three sous 
and tlieir M-ives, anil all living crea- 
tures baved in the ark. And God 
Ijlessed Noah and his sons, and said 
unto them bo faithlul and multiply 
and replenish the earth. The eartu 
be^an to be repeopled of whom No- 
ali^aud 'amily were tiie fountain head, 
who were ibund righteous and bless- 
ed, yet soon, soou wickedness be- 
gaa to appear again, threatnings and 
judgiueutseeni not to terrify man or 
cause him to love God supremely. 
Co'jiing down the declivity of time 
we again find wickedness so rampant 
that God would not look upon it 
with any degree of allowance, there- 
fore he dispatched his augels to visit 
the City of Sodom and Gomorrah. 
An other illustration here given of 
tiie judgments oi'God upon man. UV 
ste they ate, they drank, «liey bou>;ln. 
they sold, they planted and bulled as 
uncoueerued as the sinner uow is, un- 
til the same day that Lot went out, 
when it rained tire and brimstuue 
from heaven and destroyed them all ? 
You see by there illustrations, that 
Goil never destroys the righteous 
with the wicked, neither call he, ac- 
co.dini; to his wise arraugeinent, de- 
stroy any place until he has made 
provisions for the righteous taat may 
be therein. While Lot was lingering 
in the C'll^ , Sodom, the Augel saiil 
unto hiiu, Haste thee, escape thither 
for I launot do anything till thou be 
come thither Lev. 17 : 22. The right- 
eous are truly a fivored [leople and 
always was from the days of Adam, 
down 10 the present time. Neither 
have we auy evidence of the wicked 
beiog destoyed without limply warn- 
in^' and with all the warnings and 
.jiidg.ncnt.s that has been brought up- 
ou man ill the different ages of the 
World, it is astonishing how few heed 
tile v.'jruing, comparatively speaking, 
lu the days of Noah eight person's 
lieeJed the warning, in the days of 
Lot tjjii.f [uade good their escaiie. Js 
It possible ? Yes, 80 says Holy writ, 
and our text says ''us it was in the 
days uf Noah so shall it be in the 
■, days gf the coming of the Sou of 
man," The Evengelist brings up So 
dom to illustiate the conditions of 
thinjjs when the Soli of ma., comes 
One idea, is that the riglileous will 
lie, removed before the 'i;onflagra:ion 
takes p'aee. Tlie A[)ostle .lays, "we 
w.iieh are alive and rciniati, shall be 
Kniglit up in the clouds to meet the 
Lord in the air." An other idea is the 
compa-iiive number, and still another 
jdea is, their dreadful wickedness and 
'"'"''^"""^"i^ss iu the nostrils of God 
Ahuighij. thai he would no longer^wiih them. 

We Would suppose, with the in- 
Qrwed wisdom and kaowledge that 
»'e nu* have over the Antcliluviaiis 
"ndH.idomites, that this usserliun of 
• J'"^ Evangelist could not possibly be, 
'"■.''■■' US look at the picture again. 
A liitlc over tw(j thousand af- 

'T'opled the Son of man made his 

appearance to remodel the manner we are indebted for 
of worship, and aimed to bring the of ihurcbes under tii 
people into nearer relationship with 

What did he receive for his ser- 
vices? A crown of thorns on his head 
and calumny heaped upon him al- 
most every where. He said, a proph- 
et is not without honor save in his 
own county and among his own 
kins folk and in his own house. So 
when he had accomplished his miss- 
ion he was rerjuired to die on the 
cross as a Malefactor at the hands of 
such that he came to seek and to save 
yet with all brought life and immor- 
tality to light through the Gospel 
which brought to us greater facilties to 
aob'.ain knowledge of God. New what 
use are we making of these increased 
lacillies? We have in our time a sor- 
ry picture inilced, when we compare 
the conduct of the people with the 
blessed Gos[itl wliicli Jesus brought 
to us, and sealed wiih his own blood. 

Eighteen hundred and seventy three 
years have passed away since be came 

to our world and perhaps ouly a lew 
years more, and the world will be 

ri[ie for another purifying process, 

another renovation. Jesus said he 

would come again, not Lainb-like 

as he did before but with kingly 

power to take vengeance on them 

that know not God and have not 

obeyed the Gospel of our Lord Jesus 


Now if the comparisons which are 

given be fair ones, and we are neai- 

ing the time when they shall I ake 

place, "and we believe we are, what 

manner of persons ought we to be in 

all holy conversation and godliness, 

looKing for and hasting nnio the 

coming oithe day of God whereiu the 

Heavens being on fire shall be desolv- 

ed and the elements shall melt with 

tervent heat. Nevertheless wc, ac- 
cording tr) his promise, look for new 

Heavens and a new Earth whereiu 

dwelieth righteousness. Wherefore 

beloved, seeing that ye look (iir such 

things be diligent that ye may be found 

of him in peace. 2 Pet. 2:14. We arc 

ready to assert the inspired writer is 

correct, fa" in an other place be says, 

"when the Son of man cometh shall he 

find tilith on the earth, and again 

except those days be shortened 

there should no flesh be saved, but 

for the elect sake those d,ays shall 

be shortened." Sorrowful picture, yet 

true according to tiieword of God. Do 

not understand us to s,ay there will be 

no pretensions to godliness for as time 

Hears the ilcvil will make all the ellbrt 

in his power to deceive the very elect 

if possible and there is no better way 

than to get the people to take i n tliim 

a form of pretendeil goillinissaud they 

will show more zeal than true follow 

ers of Goil, spend more money fur tin 

cause, build more costly edifices for 

worship. These things will be done to 

attract the siinp'c minded and with a 

loud noise, attended with shoutings they 

wi'l say, lo here is Christ or lo there, 

believe it not nor go after them? Dear 

reader, have you not witnessed llies 

things '! i f so look out, your redemption 

drai'eth nigh. The warning voice of 

Jesus is tauc heed that no man deceive 

you lor many will come in my name 

saying I am Christ and deceive, many 

but he ihat endnrelh nnIo the end ihe 

same shall be saved. GeoiiOE Worst. 

The combina- 
guvernmeut of 
man as pope, patriaieli. bishop, 
or under any aet of men however cho- 
sen, constituted or invested with 
their power or name. " Associate 
\ ourselves, 0, ye people and ye shall 
be broken in pieces ! " isa. 8 : 9. And 
until Jesus Christ iu His owu 
lime shall break every image tliat is 
worshiped iu ignorance and super- 
stition, and roots up every plant that 
is not of the heavenly Fathei's'plant- 
ing, schemes to create power over 
the consciences of men, anil plans 
tend to the aggrandizement aud 
worldly honour ot artful and desigu- 
iug men will not be wanting, ilait. 
15 : 13. Missionary and Bible Soei- 
etico and Theological schools will b- 
insiituted aud richly endowed, for 
even wicked and ungodly men are 
made to believe by the abettors of 
ihese institutions of men, that for 
their money they can give (hem a 
part iu the work of God. Such ab- 
surdity will open the eyes of sincere 
Ch istians, and the present delusion 
will be succeeded by a brighter and a 
clearer day. The time will come 
when every church, i.e., every wor- 
shipping congregatiou will know Je- 
sus Christ as their only Head and 
they will be subject to no other. 
Where two or three (a very small 
church indeed), arc gathered togeth- 
er iu my name, ihere am I in the 
midst of them." Matt. 1.5 : 20. 
When this shall take place the par- 
tition walls that priest-craft has built 
up to divide and subdivide Christians 
will be broken down; Christ will 
leach His people )limself, and as He 
is the light of the world," Johu 12:8; 
" The power of God and the wisdtm 
of God, 1. Cor. 1 ; 24 ; " The gnat 
minister of the Sanctuary and of the 
true Tanernacle which the Lord has 
pitched and not man, all the noise 
and nonsense about educating young 
men for.the ministry will cease to 
[lerple.K Christians; the) will depend 
upon Christ's instruction in the case. 
" Pray ye the Lord of the harvest 
that he may send forth laborers into 
his harvest." Matt. 9 : 37. " And 
will with all readiness of mind, rc- 
sifu t!ie choice of miuisti-r to him 
who ealletli unto him whom be will." 
Mark 3 : 1.3. And orJaiiis iheiu and 
sends them forlh to preach." Mark 
3:14. "Not in the words which 
lan's wisdom teacheth, bin which 
the Holy Ghost teacheth." 1. Cor. 
2:13. Of these ministers that lie 
will .send, it will be observed that no 
one will ever lord it over his heriiage. 
They will never lake the over.sight 
> f the flock lor filthy lucre; th"y will 
never be curious about their own ac- 
commodation, and their own hands 
will minister to their necessities. 
They will preach the word in demon- 
strations of and with powers. "With 
llle Holy Ghost sent down from heav- 
e.i." i. I'eier, 1 :12, "and reprove, lu- 
bnkc, exhort with all long sull'ering 
and doclrine." 2. Tim. 3:2 O, hap- 
py and blessed day, when the I/Ord 
tiod Omnipotent, will take to himself 
His gnat power and reign, and His 
eiiomii.1 will be scattered. 


oHnaon government. 

The highest court that Christ has 
fised onearth is, a worshiping con- 
gregation called a church. II this hi 
tf|„._and no man on the authority 
oi the Scriptures dare deny it- 

.v,),i u/' Mart/ i«ts cra'ifkil. lU Jetuso.- 

Tins curious and interesting record 
was show n by the p.ccut high priest 
who keeps it among the archives of 
his church, to Or. El Kary, a ['ro- 
tcstaul missionary of Jewish descent 
and a native of Nablous. Tbedoclor 
learned that llie journals of the priests 
ol the Samaritan synagogue are still 
in existence, datiug back to tittv or 
sivty years before Christ was iiotn. 
It was tbecustom,he says, lor all the 
high priests to set down in their 
books any notable events that hap- 
pend during their term of olfice. He 
also learned that the tenth Sainaritan 
high priest was named Sliabotb, who 
lived in the days of our Savior, and 
it was this Shaboth who wrote the 
reeoril quoted above. 

It will be remembered that '.Jesus 
visited Samaria in the early part of 
His ministry, when He first talked 
with the woman at Jacob's well, and 
afterwards stayed two davs in Uie 
city, where He attracted pu'blic atten- 
tion to His [ireaching, and won many 
followers. Dnrinir those days Sha- 
both may have become fiersooa'ly ac- 
quainted witli iliiu, ami though far 
from being His disciple, he would 
naturally lollow Jesus', afler liistpry 
and movements with considerable iii- 
terest. ' 

We gather the abovr aecnnnt from 
the letter of an Kasiern cnrrespoiident 
to the Advance (Cliioago) who siient 
some time in Nablous. and received 
the statements from Dr. El Kary;. 
— y/u: Vuulhs Companion. 

AVe have supfiosed that no rccordof 
our Saviour's life older than the New 
Testament was known to exist ; but it 
seems that a venerable journal is care- 
fully preserved in Nablous (ancient 
Samaria), in which the following item 
appears in the hand writing of one of 
a I the Samaritan high pr'«sts : "In the 
subiect worthy the serious attention 'i/<:a)-/>om vli/ctw 4231, ■:« ike nine 
of eve. y Christian, to inquire what | (tc/itf' ucur o/wi/ iionditcak, J(iiis Ui 


Tis evening — in our silent medita- 
tions wc drink in the picture of nature 
before us— the level plain roaohos- far 
out to our right to the base of the gent- 
ly rising biutti. The br»ffn, carpet of 
grass .waves gently in the evening 
zephyr, here uniUhere cattle are seen 
feeding at,^Ieisure uprn the plain, while 
upon the di-tant bluHi!; dark lines of 
buflalo may ijose^u rumina'inj. Upon 
tile left the biu-id bosom of tlie Piatt 
reaches fur, away to tin; south-west, the 
ice coat of mail in which the river is en- 
c.ised, glistens'iii the si ttin» sun like a 
ma'sivo mirror-. WestwaiU tlie siin in 
all its glory, is setting as in ' the 
" lap of enrtli." A sheen of splendor 
paves a pathway between me and the 
horizon — times wbcol is moving s'owly 
now it seems but now the sun is set- 
ting — tis gone A beautiful day' is at its 
close, gone forever. So 'tis with the 
golden day of life, then conies meridian 
noon and at last the evening c 'mes and 
ife has (It'll forever. Young man. learn 
to be wise thai your life day may be 
the seed lime for you that at its close 
you mayjreap a good reward — a golden 
harvest. -J. %. Floby. 

TiiOUuuT.— ',1'he m^gnejic current 
may envade the globe upon a wire path- 
way ill a fc\^ inomriits of time, but 
swifter than auglit else travels thought. 
Space and distance is nothing in the 
pathway of hiinian tlio.igbt. To dis- 
tant lands it spieds its w.ay and the 
luxt moment the heart beats iplicker 
with a thrill of pleasure-tlie cord of 
love or aft'.'ctioii has I een toiicheil. Or, 
perchance, a sigh escapes the heaving 
bosom. The Ibuntain of sorrow was 
touched by ma»ic thought. The soul 
in its upward llielit may lly millions of 
miles away througfi iliimitable space 
yet in a in' mcnt it way remember sea- 
sons and fricudsmi »arih and hover iu 
ungchc guise around hcluvul tbrins and 
kiiidreel objepts. ^ J. S. Floky. 

Temptations are'a file'whieh rub otl' 
much df the rhstcrt ohi"sfclf-confidenee. 



The Weekly Pilgrim, 

HUNTINGDON, PA-, leb- 24. 1874- 

C^— How TOBpnd monpy.-All mimsover 
fLilO, stiniilri be scut cither in a check, 
ilrafi or pnstiil onlur. If neither of tbeHC 
call be ob^siincd, have the letter registered. 

t^ WniF.N Money is sent, ahmyt ef-nd 
with it ttif TMune rmd .iddreSH of thoso wlio 
piiid it. Wntc Mic uames and post office &» 
plainly as jiOHtiOile. 

^~ KvwiT stibscriber for 1874, gets a 
Pilgrim Almanac FitKK. 

— J Myera of Almedii California says, 
"■ffo have plenty of rain in Cal. this 
uiatcr ar.d uo doubt, will have good 
croj)3. I am glad also to say tbat^ the 
Church is in a healthy and proHperous 
condition througliout the StJitc, quite a 
number having been added to ua by 

— L. F. Wagoner & others. Because 
your uontributiouii do not appear soon, 
is no reason to suppose tbey ari: reJLXt- 
cd Cu])y is all put into the MSS. 
box and ust'd as needed. Some may lay 
a long lime and yet be as mueh service 
as if publifllied wlien received. Please 
exercise a little patience aa nothing 
good shall be lost. 

— Siatcr Kate (lambol of Cordelia Cal. 
says, that they have iiad an extremely 
wet winter but not too wet lo insure a 
good crop. There is a bountiful har- 
vest expected. \'olunteer crops look 
splendid. Vegetation growing finely. 
Almond trees in bloom ano things have 
the appearance of spring. 
— Eld. D. P. Sayler comnienees, this 
week a series of articles on the last 
daya of notable infidels. VTo ask for 
them a careful reading, as tliey will 
prove to a. demonstration that infidelity 
is a hard doctrine to die in. It may 
do for life and health but for sicknesa 
and death it yields no consolation. "No 
re^t, saitb my God, ibr the wicked." 
— Odd numbers of the PiUJUtM will be 
sent to such as want thetn for disfrlbu- 
I ion at the rate of one cent per copy. 
Tiioso wishing them to <listribule 
among tbeiritriends should send atouce 
for 50 or 100 copies. vVe will give of 
as many diflerent numboi-s as we have 
on hands. This iiflords splendid oppor- 
tunities of having it intiodured. Send 
in your orders and spread tliein broad- 
cast over the land. 

— The friends of educiition among the 
Brethren ere vesptclfully invited to 
uiret at Martinsburg, B'air Co,Pa on 
thv 14th of March. Important busi- 
ue-s is expected to be transacted and all 
who feel interesiod slinuld try to be 
there. Come with a u\rd purpose and 
matured plan, the meeting is to mean 
business and expects aomeibing to bo 

— Hro. Quiutcr of the Compainn lias 
decided to use money bequeathed to 
bill! for the purpose of publishing 
tracts and di6trib\uing religiou.-i in- 
formation in sending the Companion 
to ibe poor and lo others wliom it is 
tliought might be bcnefiited by read- 
ing who would not do it othctW'ise. 
We would bo pleased if some good 
brother would donate lothe Pilgrim 
firm for a similar purpose. 
— We frequently bear persons speak of 
the strange freaks of nature u ore 
gtnerally coiifiael to the vcg'ti.b'e 
kingdom, but uo' uufrcquontly do wj 

see tbcm peeping out in tlie animal, 
principally in the menial developement. 

This seems to be 'be case with our 
esteemed friend and poet ''Wesley" 
wlio has been for some time, contribut- 
ing for the Pilgrim. "With our tower- 
ing mountains, and rugged hills for a 
text book, thespirit of sublime inspira- 
tion as his pen propeller and a poetic de- 
velopcmont as a rhymer, he sallies forth 
from the liumble wood chopping aud 
givis loan unsuspecting world, strains of 
poetical tlionght that would do honor 
to men of much greater pretentions. His 
writings are not the result of high cul- 
ture nor literary advantages but purely 
of poetic developement, as he informs 
ns ttmt ho never has tlid least trouble 
in getting the number of feet or the 
rhyme, "Faith's Paintings" of this 
week will be read with pleasuro by 
those who have a poetical taste. 

Mr. VVelch (Wesley) 'has published 
two small jioemsentitltid the "Crown- 
ing Gift of Heaven" and "Clirlstmas 
Poems." They are handsomely got- 
ten up in pamphlet style aud will be 
sent from this office, postage paid, at 
30 cents each or the two ior 50 ceUvS. 

If our readers wish to enjoy a re- 
ligious pjetical treat and at the same 
time aid a young man in a laudible 
enierprise. Send for the poems. 


Our good brethren of the Compan- 
ion in No. 6, present volume, seem 
lo tliink that we meant the Compan- 
ion in our remarks in No. 3. We 
would have them understand that 
.such \vaf< a mistako, and that they 
Were the ones that bad forgotten to 
extend the courtesy that onr fraternal 
relations should demand, as there 
was not a single Compainon came to 
our olfice until after the fourth No. 
was issued, as brother C. G. Lint 
can testify. This however we look 
upon as an oversight, but it shows 
clearly that our remarks in No. 3 
had uo reference to (he Companion, 
as it did not eomo to our uflBue at 
that time neither had we seen a copy 
of ii ui.til after No. 4 was published. 
We entertain the highest cstpcin and 
regard for our brethren of the Ccfm- 
jjfiHi'o/i, aud therefore do not wish, iu 
liny way, to disparage their work, 
and hope that henceforth they will 
not accept unintended comparisons. 
We Contend that both of our papers 
are suflieiently large for ibe price, 
aud that tlic Church ought to be 
satisfied until tliey are willing to pay 
for a larger paper, whicli we are ready 
to givL just as soon as it is called for 
which we hope and expect will be 
beloic auotlier year, as we now feci 
determined that the Church shall 
liavc a larger paper. Whether this 
will be a consolidalion of the two 
weeklies or our own individual enter- 
prise, depends on the dippensatiou 
of an AUwise Providence alone. 

Since the brethren of the Compnn- 
io7i have commenced measuring we 
hope it will not be ihonght impru- 
i dent for ns to also take a measure- 
ment. We have done so with the 
following result : Companion, size of 
page, S|sOJ inch€s=09;3-I6 xl6 

pages = 945 square inches. Pii-cniM, 
vize of page 14Jx9^ iucbes=lo4J 
x8 pages=1073 square inches, giv- 
ing 128 square inches more reading 
surface in thfe Pilgrim than there 
is in the Companion. 

The Companion claims that they smaller type, but whether that 
will more than compensate for our 
extra reading purtace we do not cara 
to go to the trouble of detenuining, 
neither doe." it concern us or any- 
body eke, as size in type is a matter 
of taste. Some prefer small type on 
account of economy in space, while 
the aged pref'-r large, being more 
easily read. The merit of our peri- 
odicals does not dejjend so much on 
th? space and number of words as the 
spirit heralded through tbern. 

In our remarks we had reference to 
religious exchanges that were then com- 
ing to our office and intended no com- 
parison with the Companion whatever, 
therefore we hope this will end such lit- 
tle unpleasantness aud that henceforth 
when we have occasion to speak of each 
other it will be as co-laborers in dis- 
eminating the glad tidincrs of salva- 


On Saturday morning last, we 
startt-d tor Martinsburg, Blair Co., 
Pa'., and when arriving at Cove sta- 
tion had the pleasure of meeting Bro. 
H. R. Ilolsinger, who was aho on 
his way to Martinsburg. We crossed 
the mountain together and by noon 
arrived at the comfortable home of 
Bro. J. W. Brumbaugh. Bro. Hoisin. 
ger's object was to make .-^orae inves- 
tigation, relative to.purchasingaschool 
building which is now offered for 
sale at Martinsburg. In the after- 
noon be in company with Bro. J, W. 
B., went to confer with tho.'^e who 
have the sellihg to do, and obtained 
all the information desired in refer- 
ence to pri ce, lime of payment, &c. 
It is said by Prof. Cort, who has bad 
charge of the school for several years, 
that the buiUling cost $22,000 dol- 
lars, but it certainly should not have 
cosv that sum. We have a buildin;' 
in Huntingdon, put up this summer, 
that is more than half as large that 
cost only $5000. The building, 
however is very well arranged fu* a 
suimol, and the locatiouis a good one 
By some remoddliug it cnn be made 
to accommodate from 75 to 100 
boarding studeuls, which would jier' 
baps be large enough for our present 
purpose. We think th is move de- 
serves attention by all the friends of 
cdncatlon among us aud it is hoped 
there will be a fair representation at 
the forthcoming meeting. Let there bo 
a general turn out and let every one 
conie prepared to do something. 
Each one should have some plan 
by which this project can he carried 
out most successfully. We ought 
aud mast liave a school for our breth- 
ren and their children, and if it 
should not prove expedient to pur- 
chase the building now in view, we 
, certainly can agree to build one a 
some suitable location. 
1 Oq .Sabbath morning there was 
pcarcbiug in the Clover Creek 

meeting house. Brother Holsinger 
gave us a very instructive les- 
son, aud^took as the basis of it, the 
first paragraph of the 19th chapter of 
John. Tiiree classes of persons were 
represented. The first class is 
represented by the soldiers who sin 
without a conscience. They could 
put on Jesus' head the crown of 
thorns, and smite him with their 
hands without a feelingof sympathy ; 
there was no conscience, no inward 
monitor that told them itwaswroncr. 
This class it apparently represented 
amongst us to-day. There are those 
whose hearts are so hardened that they 
can sin without any feeling of wrong 
aud what a deplorable condition such 
persons ar^; in ! This thought was 
presented in a very focirble manner 
and we think made an impression ou 
some minds at lea>t. 

The second class are those who sin 
against conscience, and are represented 
by Pilate. He found no fault with 
Jesus, and as he came forth weanng 
the crown of thorns, and the purple 
robe, hesaith to the soldiers, "Behold 
the man !" Here he is before you ; 
there is nothing in his n^ppearaoce 
that indicates any malicious design ; 
he is certainly a good man. These 
were certainly ihe^convictious of Pi- 
late, yet when the chief priests cried 
out '* Crucify bira, crucify him," he, 
notwithstanding his conscience told 
him it was wrong, gave, his consent. 
Pilate might have saved Jesus from 
being crucified, but he suffered the 
feeling of right to become overbal- 
anced by the cries of the chief priests 
and officers. The application is very 
ajjpareut. There are, it is lo be fear- 
ed, many, very many, of this class. 
Ttiey hive a conscience ; it often lella 
them they are doing wrong, and their 
feelings and sympathies for Jesus are 
aroused, and like Pilate say, "Behold 
the man !" How innocent, how 'n- 
otTensive he is ; why should he be 
crucified ? Yet when the enemy pre- 
sents his temptations through the 
many pleasing and attractive medi- 
ums they, like Pilate, allow them- 
selves to be overcome, aud thus 
against tiie feelings of conscience cru- 
cify their Lord. 

The third class is represented by 
the Jews who condemned him by 
their law. He made himself they say, 
the Son of God, aud this they consid- 
ered a crime worthy of death. T-US 
class theu sinned with a conscience, 
that is, in vi = w of their law they felt 
that he should be crucified. Tins 
class is also represented among us at 
the present tmie, aud like Paul, they 
make everv effort to subdue the clnl- 
drenofOod. Our mind was im- 
pressed with the subject and we felt 
that we had something good to taU 
along liome with us and we believe >t 
should be the object of every minis- 
ter of the gospel to tearh his hearers, 
that is, impress aome Gospel trut 
upon their minds. But enough o 
tills. After service there was aei 

d to 

aud we learned that they intenu 
build a new meeting house this sum- 
mer and thus the good 
<,oes on 

work ^"■• 
J. B. B. 




A nixiorUT w im'Xtdfmm cmry Church 
inthtlirothirhoodtosciid us Church newa, 
milmric Anrtounccinmta, or nnylhini] 
[hut Ml ic «fll«ncral inlerol. To intuK in- 
Vnlion the writera tutme mM( accomptvuj 
,Mh eommunkulion. Our Inmtation ii not 
Zrional but geiteral— please rcipond to our 



My dearly beloved Bro. and Sis- 
ter iu tlie Ajoni. Alter seeing your 
letter iu the riLGUl>x on tlie New 
Year luy mind \vu3 stired up ulso to 
write you a letter through this me- 
dium. Not hearing from you for so 
louga tinie,and sud.leiily seeing your 
natue in the Pilgrim, my poor heart 
was touched to tbinlc of Uy-gonedays 
when we used to meet here together 
in tlie worship of our Go<l, aad often 
held sweet Communion together with 
owt bnihren and sister^i here, but 
where are they now V Aji'oodly num- 
ber have gone to the Spirit worhl 
Biuce last we met together, and 
1 have uo doubt they are twinging the 
praises of the redeemed in the para- 
dise of our Gud. Oil how my poor 
heart lungs to be there in that peace- 
ful rest of the redeemed. Yes, my 
heart often gjes after those who have 
gone before. We have both got little 
lambs tliere and they are are wait- 
ing for ns to come and share with 
them the joys of our Lord- Oh 
how good God is iu taking away our 
children iu their infancy to his glo- 
rious abode. It seems when wc have 
part of our family there it is culeula- 
led to draw our atfectious thore and 
we can have our conversation in 
Heaveu more. Only Dear Brother 
and sister let us try to be iaithful in 
the discharge of our duty, as we are 
living in momentou.s times, we see 
the love iu many is waxing cold and 
the time has truly come that if it 
were possibH even the very elect 
would be deceived. Buti let us talie 
the admonition of the Savior, and 
watch for we know not in what hour 
the Son of man will come. Our liltlc 
Church here is iu middling good c>m- 
dition altjougli we have our conflicts 
together, yatati often, ofcen brings 
our courage low, hut still we are 
trying to tight the battles of the Loni. 
^^'e have had some very good meet- 
ings this Winter. Brother Lemuel 
Hillery from Iowa lias lieen here for 
some time and has labored faithfully 
with us, also brother Daniel Long- 
ecker from Adams Co., Pa. There 
has lieen quite an impression made up 
ou some and I think they will come 
out on the Lord's siiie. Last Winter 
tlie Lord worked among us, and nine 
souls came out for Clirist and were 
baptized in the name of the Lord and 
are now (wiih but one exception) 
zealous in the cause of ilieir Master 

have this man Christ Jesus to reign 
over them, but are truly lovers of 
themselves much more than of God 
although thy perhaps are prefessed 
followers of Christ, but by their 
works deny him. "Xot all that say 
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 
Kingdom, but those that do the will 
ot my Father which is in Heaveu. 
The Savior says, therefore my dear 
brother and sister, let us be careful 
that we may do the will ofour Fath- 
er which is in Heaven while we have 
time. So that when Christ, our 
great high priest, shall come, we may 
also appear with him in glory and 
may bo so unspeakably happy as to 
meet incur Father's House where we 
shall meet to part no more, as the po- 
et says, "Where congregations never 
break up and Sabbaths never end. "In 
this world we arc separated far 
from each other and may never see 
each other faces any more, but if we 
are faithful to the charge we have to 
keep we can meet to part no more. In 
this world we meet with many disap- 
pointments and trials on our way and 
ofi,en njust weep but in that world all 
our tears will be wiped away. You 
You my dear brother and sister, have 
had many trials but I am rejoiced to 
see by your essay in the Pilgrim that 
you are still zealous in the cau^e of 
your mastei*, and are still willing to 
right the battles of tlie Lord. 

Now [ must close, hoping the bles- 
sing of God and the fellowship of the 
Holy Spirit may rest and abide upon 
you aud your dear family, as well as 
upon the readers of the PlU0RlM,.and 
if you will try to answer tiiis letter 
througli the Piujrim, perhaps others 
may be benefitted or encouraged, to 
go on, ou their way to Zion. I am a 
constant reader of the Pilurim aud 
C. F. C and Visitor, i^ml 1 am well 
pleased with both of them at ihis 
time, and I do tlnuk our brethren and 
sisters should patronize them and 
co'ilribnte some sound doctrine for 
their pages, out no dispuiings, as 1 
have beeu grieved to see these things 
which were not for the better but for 
the worse. I would also unite with 
you in saying to the contributors, 
have your articles all well seasoned 
with salt so that it i.iay bring forth 
fruit uuto everlasting life and to the 
iiunor and glory of Godour Heaveu'y 
Father. Amen. 

Wm. N. Cle.mmer. 

Norristowny Va. 




e have preaching every Sunday aud 


social nieetiuj^- every Wcduesday 
evening which we still conteml is very 
li'iedfnl to keep us alive in Christ. I 
often wonder why it is that s«me of 
our brethren are not in fivor nf these 
uieotings. I am cer'ain that they aro- 
a means of keeping the church togcth- 
•^I'^nd more awake to there duty, if 
they are conilucted in the right order, 
in the fear of God and with uu eye 
•^'hgle to his glory. So I hope the 
Ijir.l will k:eep us humble and the 
that we may all contend fur the faith 
jhat was once delivered to the Saints 
because we see daily that the time 
indeed has come (hitmen will not 
t-iidure Sound <ii)Clriue but are heap- 
}"g unto themselves teachers having 
'telling ears, c^ud are not willing to 

Your attention is respectively call 
ed to the propri -ty of dii'iding the 
District. Our District, in respuct to 
number of Chuiches and numeric; ' 
strength, is perhaps the largest in the 
Brotlicrhocd. "When the change 
the Annual Meeting was adopied 
1800, it was recommended to the 
several States that they shimld be di^ 
vidod into couveuient districts, and it 
was further allowed that when any 
State si ould attain to the number of 
ten Bishops they should bu allowed 
tliiee rei)resentative-i on the Standing 
Com aittee. We believe that , our 
District could be more conveniently 
represented in District Council by 
divldinji and holding the meetings at 
two dirterent plnccs. And any one 
that has given the matter the pro|)er 
investigation, will acknowledge that 
we are entitled to a larger representa- 
tion at the Annual Meeting. In all 
reproscntative bodies there sliould i)e 
a fail- representation. That is when 
power U d 
a given 

1-, 1..^,.^.^-.- 

I number at any place are al- 

lowed a representative, an equal 
nninber at another place should also 
be entitled to one. As we have nu 
means of determining what the av- 
erage nnmber of memliers would be 
that .are oiiliiled to a voice ou the 
Standing Committee as at prcs^'Ut 
represented, in consequence of hav- 
ing no defiinitc data in n-fereuce to 
the membership of the Brotherhood, 
II will perhaps be impossible to ob- 
lain an ecpial representation until 
this is obtained. But we think we 
can approximate very nearly to what 
we slioukl nave by taking tlie Minis- 
terial List as published in our Al- 
manacs as a basis of reprcaeutatiou. 

The list as given in the Pd'jnui 
^'majiff^isPeuna,, 290, Indiana, 175, 
Ohio, 155. Virginia, 100, Iowa, 95, 
Illinois, 92, Maryland, 48, and each 
of these States are at present allowetl 
three members on the Staudittg 
Committf'e. Now if ibis is a fair 
ha--is to draw couclnsions *'rom, we 
can at once see that Pennsylvania 
has not what she fairly should have, 
or some of the other States have 
more than their share. T, iking the 
next highest Slate ou the list, Indi- 
ana, as an average, Pennsylvania 
should at least iiave five members of 
the C<>minittee, and taking Maryland 
as an example of what the represen- 
tation ought to be, she would be en- 
titled to IS. Ceriainly no one can 
object to allowing her one more. 

In regaid to convouience we wi!l 
see by examination tnut the Districl 
could be divided without any incoii- 
veuieuce to aiiK part of it. The ter 
ritory comprising the District i: 
large and the Churcht-s are ncarl) 
equally iu number divided by monn- 
taius that would form very gijud 
bonndar}* lines. We would propose 
that Antietam, Back Creek, Codoru-, 
Falling Spring, Lower Couawaga, 
Lower Cumberland, Marsh Crctk, 
Kidge, Upper Conawaga, Upp-r Co 
dorus, and Upper Cniuberland form 
one District, which miglit properly 
be termed the southern District ol 
Pa. And that Aughwick, Bnlfalo, 
Clover Cnek, DuucjU-iville, Hope- 
well, Jame-i Creek, Lcwistown, Ln,t- 
Creek, Perry, Snake Spring, War- 
riors Mark and Yellow Creek, com- 
pose the other, to still be known as 
Middle or Central Districts o( Pa, 
Every Church shouhl repre:.ent year 
Iv in some Disi riot Council, and we 
think the members of the Church in 
which tlic meeting is held aie gnady 
benerttied thereby. Tlu-y can thus 
bee some of the diffi-ulties that the 
meeting sometimes encounters, aii>l 
the care that is taken to arrive at fair 
and impartial conclusions of the Dis- 
trict aud Annual Mcelingri. Wiicn 
theDistrictis large ami theChnrehcH 
.scattered, as ours is, tho.seon tiie uiit- 
skirts sometimes fail to I 
tlie meeting is rarely held M-ith them. 
The only objection we have yei 
heard against a divide i-i, that n 
would add to the expense ot the 
District, but wo think if the mailer 
is examined carefully, we will t*ei* 
that it will be a matter of economy, 
at least, of edification. It would i-f 
course necessitate the assembling of 
the members at two diil'ereut p'a 
a's, but evidently the m-.etiiit;i 
would not continue as loug as whji 
the whole business wmild be trans 
acted at one meeting. The travelling 
expenses of the Delegates attending 
themcetmg would be greatly reduceil 
as the distan-e would be m.nde much 
less. We have made some calcula- 
tions on this point and are convince I 
that there would be more saved in 
this way tiian it would require to de- 
fray expen>,cs of the additional Dele- 
gates to the Annual Meeting. The 

l)rethren, especially the minisKri of 
tlif Dt--irict, assncia'e aud iravl to- 
gether more freely in about the way 
vve prnposf to divide ili© Districl, as 
there are some subjects that would" 
then properly come up as business 
before the meetings, such as appoint- 
ing the time for L')Vffea>t3 and ar- 
ranging foi assisiance ai the 
the whole District could then have 
their meetings iu rotation, and there 
would then be no inlcrtereiice in re- 
spect to time, aud there would need 
be no neglect in regard to help. Tluse 
are the considerations that would 
weigh in fuvor of<lividing, but as 
we merely intended to call attention 
to the subject, wc now leave it for 
insideratiou, hoping tliese sugge.''- 
:i'uis will be received as they are 
given, from a sincere desire to ad- 
vance the Master's can^e and the 
growth of His Kingdom. 

George S. Myer-j. 
Lcwistoioii, Pa. 


H. B. Braii}Jin,ii.ijh Dear brother, 
I occiisioaallv hear "the id';a of the con- 
solidadon ofoui perodica's advanced. 
Being widl aware that anything that I 
may say for or against it, will avail 
nothing ; yet as a brother I c'aim the 
right to rcconl my cfinitM protest a- 
j/ainst any further consolidation. What 
is the cousolidatiun of the (ro.y>,l Vis- 
itor with the Christian Faifiihi Com- 
pnnioii more than the dii-continuance of 
former? d'ho G. V affi.\ed to C. F. 0. 
is all that remains of it ; and a further 
consolidation would be the aifixing of 
the P. and the Brotherhood would have 
oil'! paper, which ihe niemhers will ho 
obliged to take or have none, whethiT 
they like it or not. A want of writing 
talent iu the Church' i^ nrge.! as a rea- 
.'^on Ibi" consolidation. Brethern, tliis 
would be a poor way to iuerea-e, or en- 
large the talent nculed Eticou'age, 
and bring it out, is much better. There 
is much talent dormant in the Church 
which, by proper ercjuragemeut, could 
be brouget out, ami to d.i this, and not 
to suppress it, is the bettor way. 

Some In'etlic n and sisters too, who 
cuuld, and would write, did they nut 
fear the sharp cdticisms tiieir writings 
lire subjected t >, sometinies, even by the 
elitoiS themselves, who ought to en 
courage luther than discourage that up- 
tn whiih thj success of their paper de- 
pends. To excluilo from t'-e paper all 
couirauuications not orthodo.x in their 
character, no one iriU, or <l<irc find 
fault with imr editors ; it is not only 
ihrir province,but theboundeu doty to 
do so, but to admit everything noiwith- 
standing lis helrodoxy.and thou follow 
ii up with .--harp cutting rcmarhs, coni- 
iiunls and rrid'-isms, will keep out, and 
scare a»ay all timid members. Avoid 
tliis, and encourage the weak and in u 
lew years at farthest you will have 
more coniributors tliun you can find 
ruom f tr. 

We liavc in onr Church District a 
sister that would read the Piujijim if 
Aw had it I will pay for it. Ene os- 
cd find :fJ 1.5U >end it to her at Double 
Pipe Creek Mil, and oblige y<mr brother. 



Auil whosouver spfiiketli a word agauist 
the Son of ^[uu. it sliall he foririveu Iiiia, 
but wbosoever spcaUeth aganis^t ihi) Holy 
Ghost, it sliall not be f rglvoii lijiu, ii -Ulier 
hi this world, iieittier in the worUl to come. 
—Mutt. 13 :«2. 

Dear Pilgrim: As you honored 
my last es^ay by giving it nui u in 
your coluiu'-s, I again olT'er a fuw 
thoughts upon the -iliovc <pi<)';»iion. 

Every person will at once see 
that tlierc is a ditiereiicc Le;wfeQ 


THE W K E K L Y F I L, G R I M. 

speaking tl.e Holy Glm-ii raun arose, and was reMored to 
au.l speaking against Christ. If yi" ; iVii^nd 
will loul; at the ouuneclimi von will 



we have 

these ioeli 

ouuneclimi yon 
B;e that tlie I'iiarisces liai! been char- j 
ging Ciirist with in league 
witli the devil. " Now," said tlie 
Eedeemer, '■ you can cull mo a devil, 
and say 1 cast out devll-t llirougli the 
prince ofilevils, antl yei lie forgiven, 
but wlien my Father eMiics, Ijy his 
spirit, and hears testimony that I am 
his Sun, and you reject tliat testimo- 
ny, for that sin tliere is no forgive- 
ness. One is speaking against ilicn 
in the absence of li^ht, and tiie other 
is Bpeaking against Him under the 
clear evidence of his divinity. I un- 
der-tand this tj he the distinction 
between spcaliing a/ainst Christ and 
gp'alving against the U dy Gliost. 

I know tlierc arc various opinlims 
ohnit the unpardonahle sin. Some 
suppose it could only have been 
oomuilted by tliose win. saw Clirist's 
miraeles, anil lieard liis inslrnctions 
from his own lips; hy oiliers thai 
tho unpardonahle sia consists in fall- 
ing from grace, or thai it reijuircs a 
true Christian to commit ilic unpar- 
donable sin. 

1 sliall answer a« clearly as I can, 
four ipiestiouj. Firai, what is the 
unpardonable fiinV Tho prooess hy 
whioh this sin is committed is very 
simple ; it is to eon inuc to say No 
no, no, to the oiKos of mercy, until 

he is a sinner let ah or given up 

by the Holy Spirit. When thus left, 
conscience no longer e.vercise its fiiiie- 
lions, and the Holy .Spirit no longer 
ap}dies the truth. 

When tills state is renehed, the 
soul is iisnaily calm and quiet. The 
individual can then sleep well, and 
go on with his ImsinesR, withoui 
mueh trouble about his soul's salvation 
the conseience is then at ease, the Siiir- 
it light and gay, lie (lid not, lioes not, 
will not, know m* f.el that be i> 

i believe that the Phniisees did 
finally sneeeed in eomrniltilig this sin, 
ami, if yon will go with inc, \vc will 
see how they managed to do so. We 
see in their ease, from lirst to last, a 
wilful anil a eonlinued rejection of 
evidi-neo. No iiialt<'i' li.)w idaiii and 
conclnsive the eviileiice Christ gave 
theiu of his divinity, they said, 
"Away w!th it ; Away v/ith '\\>V' 

Jjoolt at a few instances of this 
rejection of light. TIk; sisters of Lai:- 
ttrus sent for Jesus when tlieir brotii- 
er was ?iek, 

Jesus waited until Lazarus had 
been dead four days, tlletl went to the 
grave, in the presence of a large num- 
ber of these men, aiid, when the stone 
was removed, Jesus said, ''Lazanu, 
come.iorth," and he raised tij) and 
Bttiod wrapped in his grave clothes, 
Jcbus said, *' Loose him, and lot hint 

This miracle laid before tlie 
ri.arisee^, as if to isU them. "VV;t; 
you no ft receive Jesus as the Ciirift'.'? 
They reply, "Away with the evi- 
dence '." I ask of my readers, do yn 
not sea in this a wilful rejee'.iun of 
light? Uut tbey had not committed 
tho unpardonahle sin yet, God is long 

By and by a girl about tvflve 
years of age died, an«l was laid tail ia 
an upper elianihei. Jesus went tnt«t 
that chamber, and said "Maid tii Ise,'' 
and she was restoro^l to the rejoijyn;^ 
family. "l*hari-:ees, will von now 
Plubriee me as your Sivior'' ".V-.vay 
with him ! .Vwiiy with him \" But. it 
was not yet loo' laic. After this n 
youijg man tiled, and wtvs bein^ ear- 

riedona bier to the grave; Jvsns i to the Pliarisei and told "thei., 
ai.i.roaehed that bier, and said, Christ had done as be had sai.l 
" Ijung man, arise, and tho yoant ■ ■■ 

This, evidonee of Christ's divinity 
was also rejected, and Jesus still 
waiting to be gracious. The Phari- 
sees heard tha". Christ was a little niit 
of town, proachingandlhey sent olli- 
cers, carried with them chains and 
handentls to bind him if necessary, 
but after lisieniug to him a few inin- 
nte.s they were (iecply afi'eetcd, and 
seiurneti without him. The Phari- 
sees inquired, "Why have ye not 
hronght liimV" "Never man spake aSj 
this man," said the olfieers, why did 
not the Pharisees say, "Officers, if 
you lliink he is the IJedeeiuer of lost 
men, we will weigh tlie evideoc.;"? 
Hut no ; they say, "we will not re 
ceive hiui if oven our own oHieersaTC 
converted to him;" they cry, "Away 
with him 1" O, the Jeep depravity of 
the human heart ; yet they liaJ 
rejected half the light that 
but there was mercy fo 

Christ was brought before Pilaf e to 
be condemned, bin, after a fair exam- 
ination, Pilate said, "I find no fault 
in liita; I will, theretbre, release Je- 
sus unto you." 

But they cried, "Not this man but 
Barabbas." Pilate, therel'ore, went 
hack into the hall, and asked him if 
he was the son of God. 
Jesus satisfied him of his divinity. 
Then Pilali) took a basin of water, 
and washed his hands in their pres- 
ence, and said. "Take ye him and 
crueifv him ; I find no fault in him." 
The I'harisees said "His blood be on 
us and on our children." then Pilate 
delivered him to them to be crucified, 
and the soldiers led him away. 

After he was nailed to the cross, a 
very alTeetiug scene followed, which 
gave clear evidence of Christ's divini- 
tv, A& the blood streamed from his 
side and feet, Jesus cried, *My God, 
my God,w hy hast thou forsaken mc?" 
the great veil or curtain of the tem- 
ple was torn from top to bottom, and 
the sun seemed to mnlHo its face fijr 
three hours over tiie dying Jesus; the 
graves were opened around Jerusjleu: 
and so fully did the Fatlier viiidieale 
the Sou, that even the captain of the 
guards smote upon his breast, and 
said, "Surely this was tho Son of 

Christ here evidently saw the 
sword of divine wrath raised to strike 
murderers down, and cried, "Fatlier, 
forgive them ; they know not what 
tiiey do." That is, "Father, my mur- 
derers have not all the evidence of 
my divinity T am ^oing to give 

They went to Pilate, and said {0, 
what bitterness against Christ I), "We 
remember that deceiver said, if ws 
put him to death, the third dav he 
would rise again ; now we want a 
guard, in order to malte him secure 
until three days are past, thai we may 
prove him to be an impostor." A 
bevy of Roman soldiers was fur- 
nished, and Clirist's dead body pui 
in a new tom!), and guarded from 
Friday night until Sandav morning 
Then the Father seemed to say to 
one of the angels, "you can now g.i 
and roll away tho stone." Tue an- 
gel tlew to the sepulchre, and rollcil 
back the stone, and snt down upon it 
I think with tldded wing>,!iud doubt- 
less said in his heart, " How macii 
depends ir.i tlie resurreeCioii of that 
body." While tile angel sat looking 
Upon the corpse, the Saviour arose, 
as if it had been from a sweet nights 
rest, and waliicil out in tho presence 
of tho soldiers. The soldiers wont 
, ihat 
he had ju»t arisen from the dead in 

their presence. This was soon liosh- 
ed, and the soldiers were paid large 
sums of money 10 swear that his dis- 
ciples had stolen him away wliile 
they were asleep. All this evidence 
they rejected, and still could be for- 

One more proof of Christ's divinity 
was to he given them liy the outpour- 1 
iiig of the Holy Spirit after his ascen- 
sion. This was done ten days after 
bis departure, in a wonderful ir.anner, 
adding three thousand to the Messiah's 
kingdom in a single day. The Phari- 
sees, by rejecting this last 
"ctlier with all that had preceded, 
seemed to fix the black seal of death 
upon their souls O, the doom of the 
sinner when God has given him up. 
Then he is a sinner let ahme, 

Hccoud QiiftUon. I will now notice 
very briefly, the inquiry, What per- 
sons can commit the unp.irdonable sin ? 
If what I have just said is true, then 
any one who can deliboraicly reject the 
offers of mercy, and say No to Christ's 
invitations, is in danger of being left 
by the Holy Spirit to psri-h, Our 
danger is greater thun the Pharisees 
was, because «e have more light than 
they. All the evidence they had of 
Christ's divinity we have, together 
with the accumulated evidence of eight- 
teen hundred ycara. 

77ii/-</ QaesUijii. How docs this sin 
show iiself after it has been commitied? 
Generally it shows itself in one of two 
ways. One is, by calling out the ma- 
lignity of the heart against Christ and 
his peujile. In this state, nothing tor- 
ments the sinner more than the lalk of 
religion, nothing seems to be too severe 
for him to say against it. But the 
mOat ordinary way in which this sin 
shows itself is, by shutting up the 
heart in indiffereQce, so that the one 
who cointcittcd it has no feelings on tlie 
subject, no fears, no troutde ; has no 
idea that he has committed this sin, but 
is perfectly calm and easy. . The ter- 
rors of the law cause no alarm. Clirist's 
claims on him do not move him. In 
f.ict, no view of religion troubles him; 
he IS at ease ; he is not, as many suppose, 
in great distress for fear he tias com- 
mitted this sin ; full of gloom an I fear- 
ful f.,rebodings, fearing it is too late 
f .r him 10 be saved. It does not show 
itself in this way, but on the contrary, 
removes fear ; he is a sinner let alone 
We often find persons near death 
^Yitllout religion, and yet without fear. 
If asked a few minutes before death if 
they would like to have a Christian pray 
with them, tliey say no; or if they 
would like to have the Bible read to 
them they do not wish to seethe Bible. 
Ask them if they are not afraid to meet 
God, they say they are not in the least; 
they are ready to meet him any minute. 
In this state, there is great reason to* 
fear that the sin in question has been 
coiumilted. Bui I must answer the 
fourth questio.i Wi'ty cannot this sin be 
for^iccii us well as others .' If the blood 
of Christ cleanses from all sin, why not 
from this ? It is not because the per- 
son is a greater sinner than otiii rs, but 
because he r.jects the only remedy God 
has f,ir his sins and coutinues this re- 
ji;ctiou untill he isa sinner let alone; 
then conscience docs not exercise its 
fonctioits, and the Spirit ceases to apply 
llie truth, and he must perish. You 
remember the fiery serj-cnt that came 
among the Israelites. When it siruck 
ft man it Wiis ecrtain death; no remedy 
could be fund; every person stung 
dial. .Moses went to God for a reme- 
dy. God said 10 iiim. Take a j icce of 
hra«3, of shape and size of the fiery ser- 
pent, aud raise it on a pole, and when 
any man rich or poor, ol ! or young, 
cries out "lam stung''! tell him to look 
at that piece of brass. That was Gods 
remeily, the only one m the world. 

All who looked were cured. Ey 
one knows the brass could not remove 
poison, but a lypo of the Redeemer 
on tlie cross. "As Moses lif,ed „„ 
the serpent, even so must the Son ,-- 
ppose a man to 
" not do 

man be lifted up.'' Sup 
cry out, "I am stung, but 
anything unlcs I can give a reason for 
it." Hew-ill not look at tliat piece of 
brass for a remdey, but rejects it, a„j 
puts it under his feet, and then prays 
for help, God would say lo him "yofu- 
disease is incurable, for the simple rea- 
son that )ou have rejected the oelv 
remedy that can remove the poison,'' 
So the sinner has only to reject the 
Gospel of Christ aud the offers of mercy 
until the grieved Spirit takes his Je. 
parture, and God has given him up: 
then his sin is uupardonilde, because 
he has rejected the only way by which 
God can save him. 

John B, WKianisMAK. 
Amsterdam Va. 


Siiiceour last, we have been toMar- 
tiosburg. Ilavc examined the school 
bnildintrs, and have had an inierview 
with the pioprietor and the agents, 
and also with a number of the breth- 
ren residing there. All agree that it 
is a good hieatioi^, and that there is a 
bargain in the olfer. And now we have 
appointed an educational meeting, to 
be held at Martinsburg, al the Breth- 
ren's meeting-house, on Monday 
March 16ih next, all the delegalei 
and frieniU to assemble on Saturday 
previous, (14tli.) 

The object of this meeting will he 
to ell'ect an organization of the friends 
of edne-'.tioii among us, and to take 
such sinps towards the establishing 
of a school as will afford the faciltiei 
to our children fir acquiring an edu- 
cation, sncli as the meeting may think 
advisable. Should a better location 
be proposed and agreed upon, we will 
heartily concur, as we have nothing 
in view save the prosperity of the 
cause of light and knowledge. 

Now, bieihren aud sisters, go to 
work, and let lis make the proposed 
meeting a Where it cm be 
done let home meetings be held and 
delegates be elected and sent, and iu- 
structed. Let pledges be secuieJ 
and stnt along, as well as eontiibii- 
tions to pay contingent expenses. Do 
not wait for special invitation ; but 
go at once lo work, remembering that 
in this enterprise we are all equally 

The following is our favorile plan 
for the support of the school, but we 
will cheerfully yield to anything that 
will be thought better by those w'h'' 
have had more expeiiencc : 

Let one hundred lirethreo subscribe 
one thoits.i.'d dollars each. This wi" 
make a fund, or endowment, ot one 
hundred thonsaii.l dollais. '^^fT' 
require about One fourth of in 
amount to secure buildings and irn'm- 
ture, and run the school the first year- 
Each stotik holder would therebae, 
be required to pay one-fourth "1 bj," 
subscription, or two hnudred i""' '"' 
ty.dollars, during the first year, f"' 
the balance, (seven bundled and "'J) 
dollars,) a bond or mortgage w-mW 
be taken, up.u vi'bich only the int"; 
ei,t would be demanded annually. A' 
each annual seitlement a divideno 
would he declared or an ass"?suiejit 
made, acc..rdin< as the sehtwl woniu 
be prosptr.nis. We confidently '";' 
lieve that after tho fifth yCir the 'h^- 
ideud wonhl exceed the interest. 

1 will be one of the hiiiKli'e'b 
whether the sch.iOl gees to Marti"'' 
burg or anywhere else, as elected ly 
the proposcil meeting, or any otti 
organized bodv oftlusc'iool fnf" ' 



I,et ns now put forth our' best ef- 
forts. , . 1 L- . 

Corr^spoDt'encp upon tlie subject 
jespectfiil'v «olici(etl from all whoare 

Ddc City, Vcu . 

Brdhrr BntiiMuqh :— In c)osi"g 
mv last conti-ibution of Church ne^ys 
I promised "more annu," having i" 
viJnva contemp':iteclrcp..ituf our sO- 
ite-i uf meetings ilien arran:;eil to com^ 
off at the Beech Grove meeting house 
on the Ntli inst. Said nifptings have 
now had iheir heginning, their middle 
ami their rndiitg. 

They hegan oi» Saturday and pnded 
on Monday. One, two, three, four — 
;,iifl the scries was coric!adcd. Only 
a --fioht trespriss on the rule l-iiH down 
l,y a c rlain older, wlio, cou'^idering 
tlicho'dingofa series of raoiitiiigs an 
innovati'in not to be countenanced, 
hnd, to nso his own exprei-ion, "put 
duwu l)i.s foo^ not to liave more than 
three ^neetillgs in succession at any one 
pUce in liis district." 

But 110 such " putting down of thn 
fojl " >vas the cause of our scries of 
meetings terminating so prematurely, 
IjDfavorable roads, and failures on the 
part of ministerial !ay):)r wiis tlie cause. 
The former was nnavoidible — the latter 
was — well it was like many (tlier 
things that come to pass — it was not 
as itsliould have been — not as it might 
have be!Mi nor yet Jts it conid Imve 
been, but for all there was '-nobody to 

Brethren Mo?es Weaver juuI Con- 
rad KdiUr of Canton, Ohli). and D. 
M. Wilmei" of Ashland, Ohio, did have 
preaching, nnd without a doubt, many 
■ffliolesome truths were uttered and it 
is to be hoped that mueli good will fe- 
SU.1; fiom the faiihful Jaboi.s gf those 
worthy lire'liren during tlie short time 
tliey labored omong us; for although 
Done expressed a willingness t'> forsake 
sin, and bear ilie voUe of Je^^us, we 
feel satisfied that those of u-i who had 
long since covenanted with Guil, had 
occisiun to renew our covenant vo^vs 
with Him to live mirc and more faith- 
ful. As a seiison of refreshing for the 
Church, our mtetings were a success. 
Asa series of uieetiu^i. it wa> evidently 
a failure. But others hav(» failed like- 
wise, why not we? Fraternallv, 

E. L. YoDEti. 

Lord bless all the dear, brethren in 
ilic Gnion congregation foi tlieir un- 
unliring ztal and iovu manifested to- 
ward ns while in tlu'ir sociuiy. Bl'O. 
.]. ICnisely is their Eider. Bro. Ap- 
pleuian and Wiliam Cook and anoth- 
er whose name we have forgotten are 
the ministers here, and all seem to 
work together. \Vhen the parting 
hour came that we had 1o leave them, 
and return home, we saw [uany faces 
with tears, and received many words 
ot" Goil l)Ie.'?s you,' &e. 1 will ev- 
er remember wiien we left thotedvar 
people, and hope many innre may 
cume and go along yet before it is to;) 
late. Gico. W.Chipk. 

Bmlhi-r Bi mnhdinjh. — As we love 
tu lipar from the diflerpnt arms of 
till' Church and much love to hear of 
theirpro.peritv, Ithoneht I wouM 
give a littU sketch of my labors. I 
^'t home on January :30:h, went to 
Eel River coi-grfgat'ion, preached at 
tlie lircthivu's n'lcetlng-house at 7 
oclook p. ni. Next mornint^ I t-iok 
""^ cars for Pl-;m-)utii, MarshHll Co., 
bid.; was met by l.rotlier A. Ai)i)el- 
wian and others, and cnnvcvud to the 
splendid now church, ' incmOxd 
'J»y and and ni^rlu until February 
■•ni wh-D the mcotin/ Wns,-d. Bro. 
^•mtcd Shivclv from New Paris, co- 
lab .red with me while there aiid we 
^'-'t ibat the Lord was with ns. Wo 
^"J-'V^^^d much of th-^ I-[oW religion 
J" "I'Utcdromer. \V hi l.> 'there we 
'■^tl Uie pleasure of seeing 13 souls on the Ivord's si.b- and wt^-re 
^'"ledwith Christ in bapiisMi. and 2 
reclaimed This church seems to be 
" a very flourishinn- condition. All 
nt members seem to be alive in the 
g«.l (.au<;e, and are dwelling in uni- 
^- We never visited a cnngn-sation 
"cre there seemed lo be a better feel- 
j^j^niontr the brethren than here. No 
"^•l<b,tmgnr fanbtindiug. 0, how 
I,' r"'' '' ■' *" "^^^-t "vith such 
for., ^" ^"'» lister.. ; it jrives me n 
^^as'.e 01- henveu! MaV the --ood 

JDcai'EtHior : — -As I have become 
a lender of the Pri.cRnr and seeing 
many good articlfs written, I 
thought I would write something too. 
We iiad a series of meetings that now 
are ovt-r and we could sing with 

Hnw loth Pvc Wn to lejvvo tho'iilace, 
Wlierc Jesus shows liis siuilini,' face." 

We had a season of retVeshing and 
impressions were made that will not 
soon be forgotten, and we are glad 
that the bretiirfu piid us a short vis 
it. We were raueh i'ejoiced and will 
now lake new conrngo, seeing that 
our labor is not in vain in tlie Lord. 
J. D. Trostle, D. Longeuecker, and 
D. P'. Goml, were with us and tiny 
were not aTraid to go and see the old. 
fathers and mothers tliat stand out 
of the cliurch. Tliey gave ttem a 
visit of Jove and we woniil bo \'evy 
thankful for mure such visits. We 
hope tiiiU some of tiie btelhrcnas they 
pa>-s this way will stop aud, preacli 
for u-i if they can only give us one 
meeting. Tiie meeting cimmenced 
on Jan. \iil, and couiiimed until the 
13th. We had 8 meetings ni day 
time and 11 at night. A. Sisteu. 

lUiujD/uisburj, Va, 

CnbwxsviLLK, Mn., \ 
Fi;bnmiy i:J, 1S74 f 
Dear ICditor of Pilgrim : Oiico more I 
venture a curamun tent ion for insertion in 
your columns/not fbatl wish t-i be clft-ssed 
with cuutributoiR, bat as au appreciation 
of ilie unmerited kindness of my friends 
in Warreu Co., Vti., amougst wlioiii I 
dwelled for a short time 27 years iigo. I 
■was then a youth nflo. With mo as well 
as with those who were my companions, 
were those days of tniH(j[uil delight. Twen- 
ty-two years ayo 1 paid them a .short visit. 
In the intervening time, many chantjos liad 
been wrougbS. Tlicir kindness luul pure 
aftcctimi then, wrote them indelibly upon 
the tablet of my aieQiory, and kjmwiug,lhat 
the whole truth had never been piomul- 
"atcd there, it came in my mind to visit 
them onco more, though for an cntinly 
difi'erent purpose, viz. to know nothijig 
amonj: thcitt save Jesus Clirist aud Ilim 
crucilicd, but knowing myself lo be, (in tlie 
anciui'-'o of Moses) -slow of speech and of al 
slow tongue, 1 solieited the labors ol liro. 
E. W Sloner, of Union BridL'c, CHvroll Co. 
Md. Ueinf; refused, I ropcated my re(iuest, 
presenting some convictions that there was 
a call to l^cUi llie s])iiit perfect the good 
work of God, lor it is conclusive that the 
spirit was not designed to do the whole 
work of salvation. If so it had not (jeen 
neccbsavy for the Apostlt. to sny (o the be- 
liever. " Work out your own salvation with 
fear and tromblint,'," and again theio tvould 
hnvo been no use for the Savior to have 
said to his disciples, " Go yc into all the 
world and preach the Gcspel lo every 
creature, ho that believclh and is baptized 
shall be saved, and he that lielicvelh not 
shall be dimmed.*' My sccoaj appeal was 
not rejected, the proposilioiis being mate- 
rially changed. The tune being proposed 
by Bro. Stoner, (who proved to be a pow- 
erful auxiliary,; accordingly on the fourth 
' day of the week, being the third day of the 
' second mouth, A. P. 1874. we left my home 
'■in Brownsville, brother Stoncr having 

come the evening previous, where we had 
an ••vening appointment. 

At 0: oO a. m. we took the train for Wo- 
vcrton, from thenco to Haipci-s Ferry, 
again changed cars for Strasburi^ where we 
arrived at 1 \\ ni. There took the Orango 
•a Alaxanrtria «& Manassua Gap K. R. for 
Front Itoyal. arriving al 1 : 40 p. ra., the 
nearest point by Hail Road to the place of 
dt'stinnlion. We were met hy cousins, 
Wilson H Browu ami George Updike, who 
took us to the borne of the liittcv, a distance 
often miles, where we were kindly receiv- 
ed and our every want supplied. In the 
evening quite auumber of relatives collei- 
ted,— spent the evening vcrypleatantly.had 
no prcachiup. 

4th. Morning pleasant, tarried iu the 
pleasant home of George Updike until af- 
ternoon. Visited aunt Nellie and cousin 
Anion Updike, mother .ind brotlier of 
George, who, Jlartha-like, wore lavisliing 
their kindness upon us. Evening came, 
hitched in a two horse sled and went to 
meeting — my time lo preach, used as a ba- 
sis of the few remarks the 17th verjo of the 
22d chapter of Rev,, had quite a huge con- 
gregation, lodged with cousin Anion. 

Olh. Morning pleasant, visited cousin 
Prank Updike, spent an hour pleasantly, 
His wife is a member of a B iptist Church, 
known tlieie as the Christian Church, pus- 
tor, N. J. Morgan, — resides in Winchester 
Va. TJien went to cousin Srarcellies Rud- 
issillers, met a number of relatives and 
friends, spent some lime in social eonver- 
sntion, sonio in singing the sweet songs gf 
Zion, dined together. AfterUoon went to 
old uncle John RudissiP.Ci's whore we took 
tea and tinned until time for i-reaching^ 
Went again to South River school house 
fur public worship, congregation not quite 
so large but very attentive. Sermon by 
brother St<jner from 1 Peter 3: 13. After 
meeting lodged at coubiu Newton II. Bcg- 

Friday morning Cth, cloudy and "'snow- 
ing a httle. We went to Rpuiy D Beggcr- 
ly's where wo were met by George and Ev- 
eline Updiko where wo expect to dine to- 
"Clher. Afternoon, continued snowing, 
did ntit go lo our appointment hut re- 
mained over night with aunt Sophia and 
cousin Henry Beggorly, her son. Cousin 
John Atwood e?llcd upon us and &j»ent the 
evening with us. He is a member of the 
new school Baptist Churcli, exchanged 
vie.vs upon the Scriptures, fOund liim con- 
vinced that Fcet-washing i.^ a command of 
the j\Iaster, spent the evening pleasantly.- 

7th. Has ceased snowing but is still 
cloudy. Last night slept in a cold roo^n 
and had a chill, am feeling better this 
morning, went to preaching at same place, 
te.xt, *'Siis, what must I do lo be saved?'' 
3Iy time to preach. AlU-r nieeliug wqnt 
again to Anion Updikcs' for dinner and 
then started for Rudolph Brown's, in com- 
pany with Georuo Updike and Wilson 
Brcjwn, son ofRudolph. These two friends 
furnished U9 with horses &c , during our 
stay among th^tn. Al(or suppyr wi-t^l to 
meeting at tlie Jackaon^ill eehoohlfcube Matthuw U". 34. Ketunieff , to Ba- 
dolph Brown's, hi* son Wilson ami daugh- 
ter Frniici.^ Collins and her husband bo. 
slowing upon us every kindness 

8th. Sunday morning pletisant, meeun- 
again at same place at 10 o'clock. Sermon 
by brother Stoncr from 1 Cor. 1:2. Much 
interest manifested and some impiessions 
made. After meeting went to Samuel L'p 
dike's for <linncr with cousin Wilson and ii 
number of others, lipcut the arternoon vt'iy 
pleastintly with the family. Evening met 
again for worship, text >"att. '20 : 0,_ alien 
tfvc congn'gation, wenl to Ciiailes W. ol 
lins, son-in-law of Rudolph Brown, to 

ilth. Pleasant, went to cousin Geo. Up 

dikes for dinner, and to cousin Feildoii Up 

dike's for tea, fared sumptously on wild 

turkey. In the evening met again at the 

school houfic where we (irst held meeting. 

Bro. Stoncr preached a telling sermon from 

Gal. ; 7, to a largo and atluativo audience 

' After mealing ono made iii)pl:cation fo 

membership, went to cousin HlUiai-y Rud- 

isilh-rs, were kindly welcomed and com- 

' fortably lodged. 

i lOlh. After reading the accustomed 

Scripture and lajing down tho order of the 
Gospel for Church discipline, we went 
down to the wale side, where the adrais. 
tmtor and candidate kneeled together in 
prayer. Af\er prayer they both went down 
into the water in the prcsoncc of many wil- 
ncsses. The subject was a man of middle 
age ; his name is Noah M. Allen. One en- 
quired why it was that there were not 
thousands of such people in that country. 
Now we can give the first giaud reason, 
they have never preached there before. Af- 
ter baptism Tcousins George Updike and 
Wilson Brown presented jus with a good 
horse upon which we rode. to Froutroyal, 
put up with cousin John Brown, were 
pleasantly and kindly cnlcrtainej. 

11th. Morning pleasant, sun sliiniug 
beautifully. Vi?ited some friends, and at 
tiie request of J Broivu wc visited tlio cpini- 
ctery, returned to llie httuse took leave of 
the liimily. Accompanied to the depot by 

our friend J B . Twelve o'clock bade 

our friends lUrewell and soon moved oft" 
toward ourljomes, arrived at myhousB S: 30 
p. ni. Brother Stoner stopped over nighT, 
next morning took the 11 o'clock train for 
Haguislown. M'o were loth to give him 
up as our being toguthor was very pleas- 
ant, at leaston my part. , 

Now what is to be done with onr brother 
whom WJ have left without Church feHow 
ship, and no eUurch nearer than twelve or 
fifteen iniles in P.aye Co,, Va. ? Hope 
the brethren will see to him. There is a 
wide field there. Truly the harvest is 
great but the laborers arc few, praj- yo 
therufuro tho Lord of the iuirvest that He 
may send forth laborers into the Iiarvcsl. 


I appc^nd llio closing of a letter from sis- 
ter Stoner. Atter compliuKnts and do- 
mestic news she concludes hy saying, " I 
do not know what 'more to write lo you 
that would be odifyinif at present, but will 
close and in doing so would say, don't ho 
uneasy ov troubled about .us at home, the 
Lord will provide., but that you with our 
brother may go forth boldly defending the 
cause of our hles.sed Mnsti-r, that you may 
not shun to declare the whole counsel of 
God, that sinners may be awakened, that 
saint?, if any, may be editied, and that 
you your.selves may bo comforted with a, 
conscioustiess of hayhlg done your duty. 
The cliildron join mc„iu love to pap;t, so 
farowell." B A. SroxiJii. 


Will soiLc brother or sister please 
tell me througli the Pilori.M, who the 
two witness'-sare, spoken of in the 11th 
chapter and '3tU verse ef Rov. "Ami I 
give power unto my two witnesses aud 
they ^hill pri>plu-sy a thousand two 
hundred and tliree acore days, clothed 
in sackcloth." A. WooC. 


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NO 9. 




I stood upon Ihe tlireeliold 

A3 the sexton iau*( the bell, 
Its mellow rauaic softly 
Ou tbd summer breezes fell. 

And as it sweetly summoned 

Rich and poov to worship God, 
I scanned cacli comers' heaving 
As within those halls they trod. 

The first, a hauglity beauty 

Wilh a score of gems bedecked, 
Camo ihvowt'h the sacred portal 
With an air of selfrespect. 
Majestically sailing 

Up the broad capacious aisle, 
She sank upon tlie cushions 
With a modest saintly smile. 

Ab one' by one they e ntcred 

And assumed their wonted place, 
I fancied vaiious aiotives 
Beamed from out each earnest face. 
But now a scene desired 

Caught my furtive roving eye; 
A man of Immble manner 
Slowly entered with a sigh. 
His clothes were coa rse, the garments 

Of a rustic son of toils, 
"Who walked the earth unnoticed, 
And L'scaped its bitter broils; 

And reverently kneeling, 

In an isolated nook, 
His prayer arose to Heaven 
As he clasped the U'dy Book. 
Ah ! where was now the lady 

Wilh lier proud and haughty mien; 
'Twere good lor her to witness 
Such a mortal-humbling scene. 

But no, she gazed intently 
On the fasf^inating sights, 
Produced by the surroundings 
'Mid the flash of many lights. 
ButGod, methought, was heeding 

But the poor man by the door; 
While seraphs smiled approval 
Unlhe never fading shore. 




The heavier cross, the neater heaven, 

No cross without, no God within; 
Denlli, judgment, from the lieffrt are driven 
Amidst the world's false glare and din. 
0! happy he with all Ids loss, 
Whom God halh set bt-ucath the cross. 

The heavier cross, the better Christian; 
This is the tnuch-stonc God ajiplies; 
Eow many a garden would lie wasting, 
Unwtl l>y showers from weeping eyes. 
The giild iiy fire is purified — 
The Christian is by trouble tried. 

The heavier cross, the stronger faith; 

Tlie Inadiid palm strikes deeper root, 
The vine juice sweetly iasneth 
When men have pressed the clustering 
And courage grows where dangers 

Like pearls beneath the salt sea foam, 
^'i^ ''eaviev cross, the heartier prnyer; 
rhc bruised herbs most fragrant are; 
U wiuO and sky were always fair, 
Ihc siiilor w<nild not watch the star; 
And David's psalms had ne'er been 

If griuf his heart had never wrung. 
The he.ivier cross, tlu^ more aspiring; 

i^rom vales we climb to mountain ercst: 
I no inlgrim of the desert tirine 
Loiisis i„r the Canaan .if his rest, 
ihp (love has here iin rest in bight. 
And to iho ark she wings her iiight. 

Tlie heaTier cross the easier dying: 

tJeath is a friendlier face to see; 
»" '"i: s d.-cays one bids defying,— 
rora hh-'s distress one then is frre. 
Hip fT.js.-i sublimely lifts our faith 
Jo Hhn who triumphs over death. 
Clnin crucified! The cross I carry,- 
i ue lougwr may it dearer he; 
An.UeM I faiui while here 1 tarty, 
implant thou such an heart in me. 
"'**; ''dih, hope, love may ttourieh 

fill ibi ray cross the crown I wear- 

[For the Piloriu,] 

Apart from thp little book called 
the New Testament, we have but 
very little iufonnation concerniug the 
origin of Christianity. The famed 
Roman writers, who lived near the 
close of the first century, and the be- 
giouing of the second, only meution 
it as a new religion. Those were 
Tacitus, born A. D. 55, Pliny iu 62, 
and Siutonius 70. They were talent- 
ed men, and would, no doubt, have 
been able to give a complete histor- 
ical account of the life of Jesus, the 
Apostles ard the Church, had thsy 
thought it worth while to use it. Sur- 
tonius, iu his life of Claudius Ceasar, 
whose reign began in A. D. 42, and 
contiured about eight years, there U 
oue sentence which may refer to 
thoee dit«turbances which were caused 
by the persecutions ot the Christians 
by the Jews. He (Claudius ), expell- 
ed from liome the Jews, who were 
continually raising tumults at the in- 
stigation jf Chrestus. In his lite of 
Kero, he says: "The Christians, a sort 
of men of a new and mischievous su- 
persiuiou, were severely punished." 
ThedC were Christians at Hume and 
were punished because they were 
C-hristians. Tacitus in his "Annals'' 
from the death of Augustus, A. D. 
14, to the death of Nero, A. D. 6S, 
after having narrated the burning ot 
Kome by Nero, says : "Therefore Ne- 
ro, to get rid of the rumor of ni-> 
guilt, substituted as thecrimiualsaud 
punished with the most excruciating 
tortures, those persons odious for 
shameful practice, whom the vulgar 
called Uhrisliaus, Christ the autlior 
of that name was punished by the 
Procurator, Pontius Pilate in the 
reign of Tiberi-s ; and the deadly sn- 
pcftttition, repressed for a whllei 
broke out again ; uot only through-lu- 
dea-tlie original. seat of that cvil-but 
thiongh the cit;* (Rome) also, whither 
ffoin every side all tilings honorable 
or shameful flow together, and come 
into v.igne. First some who wcrear- 
re.-lcd, made coiifcysion ; then by the 
information from thcin, a groat multi- 
tude were found gudiy, not so much 
of burning tho city as ofhatred of the 
human race. Kven in their tlying 
tbev were made sport of,— some co\'- 
ercd with skins of beasts thnt they 
might he mangle I to death l)y dogs ; 
others nailed to crosses; others con- 
demned to the (lames, and when the 
day went d<iwn they were i)urned for 
Uluminitlion in the night. Nprohad 
oflered his own gardens for that spec- 
taele, and gave at the eanin tin:e a 
circuii exhibition, going about himself 

among the rabble, in the of a 
charioteer, or actually driving a char- 
iot. The consequence was, thas al- 
though the sntierers were wicked and 
worthy of extreme punishment^ com- 
miseration was awakened, as if Ihey 
suffered not from any consideration 
of the public welfare, but for the 
gratification of one man's cruelty. 

The writer of the above could, no 
doubt, have told us a great deal more 
upon the same interesting subject 
The lives of ths Apostles, if he had 
taken the pains to inquire, might 
have been written by him, much light 
could have been thrown npou the 
earthly surroundings of the writers of 
the New Testament. He might 
have told us of Paul the prisoner of 
Rome as the boy of some eight years, 
it is not pos.sibIe that he may have 
been present Mt llie trial, and may 
have heard his father and mother 
talk about the noted Prisoner Irom 
Judea. He may have seen witli Ids 
own eyes, the burning of the "eter- 
nal city," he may have witnessed 
what l.e describes. He may have 
heanl a great deal of the destruction 
of Jerusalem and the razeing of the 
temple, according to the predictions 
of Christ, as well as of the one mill- 
ion of Jews that then perijihctl by the 
famine, sword, fire, and crucifi.xioii, 
and the hundred thousand that weie 
sold as slaves. He may have wit- 
nessed the volcanic eruption of Vesu- 
vius that buried the city of Hercu- 
lauenm and I'onipei a depth of 
eighty feet, with fiery lava The 
few seutenivs we have from liirn have 
been brought down to this generation 
from an enem-; t-f Christ, tcslitying 
of the f.iiilifulness of the Christians 
^f his day. B. B. SoLLiNEK. 

Jjouisvilk, Ohio. 

[Fur the FiLORlM.] 


I humbly submit a few thoughts 
on the abo.'e named snhjei^t belii-vii 
th^m fo be principles nnderlving the 
successful operation of those miet 

I. The obj(C(. Tills is an important 

point for c^nsidrration. Nothini: 
liUely to succeed without aa elfut, 
neither are efrort** likely (o accmi- 
plish much without an object in view. 
The man who ananges his lah-^r witii 
[Cgard to ilicuccompli:shmen^t ofsonie 
special object or obj-icts, will aecjin 
p!ish mnch more than one who goes 
iibout his work harlly knowing what 
he wants to aecomjdisli- — :;onim'-ncing 
m.iny things and com(dctin^ uJthing. 
A seri<'.s of mo^-tings shouH have 
^M.- is primary object, the conversion 
of sinners. To accomplish thi:v the 
Church in the first j I«co must ho in 
union. Where there is envy and strife. 

want of charity and vital godlinesa 
among tho members, the influence of 
preaching will be in a measure qnench«- 
ed, be it ever so powerful. All must 
work together wilh this special object 
in view; the ministers arms must be 

2. It should be borne in mind that 
the sinner is to be taught, and that the 
inistcr is to teach him. Care must 
be exercised that the lessons do not be- 
come disarranged. A child must first 
be made to feel an interest in its lesson 
before it can be taught. It must learn 
to spell before it can be taught to read. 
It must learn thealphabet before it can 
be taught spelling. To preach baptism, 
fed >r(Lsking and nonconfonnUy to the 
sinner aa a first lesson, w ould be like 
attempting to teach a child to read be- 
fore it knew its alphabet, — to assign it 
a lesson in algebra before it knew the 
multiplication tabic. For this reason 
the samo minister or ministers, that 
commence tlie racet'ngs should remain 
to conclude them. It is far better to 
have but two ministers to carry on the 
meetings, than have new preachers ev- 
ery other meeting, and certainly no one 
can c romend the plan, if plan it can 
bee died, that will bring together sii 
or eight preachers during the first few 
days of the meeting, and have none to 
continue longer. 

3 These meeting-* generally do not 
last long enough. How often do we 
hear it said "there were some good ia- 
prcs^ions m;ide, and if the meetings 
would liavo continued a little longer 
some might have been made willing to 
fsrsakcsin." "What a pity." Yes it 
is a pity to cease striking just when the 
rock is ready to break. The strokes 
are all lost uidess a few more are added, 
an'l yet there are none to deal the 
blows, that will coiapleU- the work and 
make it a succes-t. "What a pity!" 
"What a pity !" B it c m nothing else 
Iw done to remedy this evil tlian merely 
to exclaim "What a pity !" 

4. Finally, it should bo remember- 
ed that the hoTd will hold these meet- 
ings o.ily through our instrumenia'ity- 
Thcrefjie it :s required of ua to give 
tho matter our attention. If it proves 
a gncccis give Gotl the pmi?e ; we have 
only done our du'y. If i' f-itls let us 
blame ourselvos and not the Lord. 


^ 1^1 ^ 

A Query.— If ad the popular 
preaching ami religions cant of the 
present day, were thrown together, ard 
sifted, would there b.- grains enough 
of real genuine religion tliund to covt-r 
one l.a'l pige of Pi giiras P^ngre^8? 
Who will answer?— 7. S. Flo>y. 


■ As the earth is but a point conparfd 
with the beivcns, bj enrtb'y Iroublo* 
compared witli heavenly joys. 



Horribls is the eml nf the un- 
righleoiis ({CncratiOH. Tliis nnliappy 
man is well known to have been one 
of the mi-it malii^nunt '^nemieg nf 
Christianitv. He via* an avowed in- 
fidel in principle, and an opiMj prof- 
ligale in prarti.-e. He lived fippa- 
reotlj full of dread of the future, 
tlioui;h a stranger to tli:il repentance 
which is unto life. The folloiTillg 
account of rlie concluding ftceite^ of 
his life, i^ from tin; p^u of ])r. Mati- 
ly, a reap*'Clai)le phyeir-iiiu who at- 
Iciidcd him in his Inst illness. 

*' Durin'4 the late pftrt of his life, 
though his conversHtion was etpiiro- 
cal, his condition was singular. He 
would not he left alone night or day. 
He not only rO(]uircd to have some 
person with him, but ht; must see that 
he or she was there, and would not 
allow his curtains to be closeil at any 
time, and if, as it would sometimes 
unavoidibly ha]ipen, he was left alon", 
he would scrcairt and hollow until 
some jKUNou came to hiru. VVIiou 
relief from pain would admit, he 
would seem thoughtful and contem- 
plative, his eyes .generally closed, and 
his hands fohled on liis lireasl, altho' 
he never slept without the assistance 
of an anodyne. There was some- 
thing remarkable in his conduct at 
this lime, which comprises ahcnit two 
weeks hclore hi*f death, j.arlicniaily 
when we relleet thai 'i'lionins Paine 
was the author of the " Age of liea- 
son." He would call out d'lring his 
Jjaroxisms of ^listress, williout iiiUT- 
mission, "<) Lord help me! — God 
help me I — lesiis Christ help uie ! — 

Lord help me, ttc, repeating the 
Piviue oxpre.-sions without variation, 
in a tone [hat would ahirui the house. 
It was this conduct, ihal intlucel me 
to think that he had abanduncd his 
former opinionfl, and I was more in- 
clined to that belief wlien I under- 
stood from lii« nurse, who is a vcrr 
serious, and I believe a pious woman, 
that he wiuild oticuioiially iutpiirc, 
on seeing her engaged with a book, 
what she was reading, and licrng an- 
swered, anil at the same time being 
liskc.l whether she sliould rea.l nlnud, 
he assented, and would appear to 
give particular atijution. I inolt nc- 
r:tsion, dniing the night of.llie .5tli 
and Clh of .lune, to test the siivngth 
of his (■pinions re']iecling revelalion. 

1 purposely made him a very lale 
visit; it was a tijuo which S(eiiied to 
suit niT errand, it was midnight. He 
was in groat distress, constantly e.\- 
claiming in O't wonls above men- 
tioneii, when I addresse-l him in the 
following manner, the nurse being 
present: Mr. I'aine, your opinions, 
l>y a large portion of the community, 
have been treated with deference. 
You must be sensibie that we arc 
ac<iuainted with your religious opin- 
ions, as they arc given to the woald ; 
what then must we think of your 
prejionl comlucl? Why do you call 
upon Jesus Christ to lielpyou? Do 
you believe in the Divinity' of .lesus 
<!hi'ist? Come now, answer me hon- 
reily. I want an answer as from the 
lil'sof a dying 'usn, lor I verily be- 
lieve that you will not livo twenty- 
four hours. I iv.dled soiue time at 
the end of each quesliou ; he did not 
auswer, hut ceased to exi-laira in the 
above rnamic.'. Again I addresseil 
him, Mr. I'aine, you have not an- 
swered my (picstiom, will you an- 
swer them ? Allow me to nsk, do 
you believe ? —or let me qualify the 
question— Jo you wish to believe that 
Jesus Christ is the sou of UckI ? After 
a pause of some moments, he answer- 
eil, " I have no wish to believe on 
the subject." I then left him. 

Ho was also visited by a Quaker 
who was in the practice of vi-iting 
t!ie sick, for the purpose of oli'ering 
them consolalin. He said, he never 
saw a man in so much apparent dis- 
tress. He sat with his elbows on 
his knees, and his head leaning on 
his hands ; and beside hitu stood, a 
vessel to catch the blootl that was ooz- 
ing from him in five different streams 
like spider-webs — one from the cor- 
ner lA' ills mouth, oue from each eye 
and oue from each nostril. This 
friend endeavored to get him in!o 
<roi-versatiou, but was only answered 
by liorriblelooksand drcalful groans. 
Ide was also visited by a 'preacher of 
the Methodist order. His object was, 
if possible, to get from blm the truth 
in his dying hour, in relation to his 
future prospects vvith eternity. 3ut 
all he couhl get from hira in answer 
to his (|utsti<)ns, was awful gro-ins 
which seemed to unnerve the whole 
system. This man was with him un- 
til he drew his last breath, and his 
iuiiuDrlal spirit had fled. And thu-; 
ilied Thomas Paine, the author of his 
l/aur/iU ' Age of Ueason. ' " 

So dies not the Christian. \\'lien 
the time of bis departure <-o[ues on lie 
feels," though|[ walk through the val 
ley of thesli9(low of death, I will fear 
no evil ; lor Thou art with me ; and 
ihy rod and thy staff IJiey comfort 
i.ic." But he being full of the Holy 
Ghost, lookcn U]) sieadtastlv into 
heaven, and saw the Glorv of God, 
and .lesus standing on the right hand 
of God, and said. Behold, I see the 
heavens opened and the Son of Man 
staiwliug on the right hand of God ' 
n. P. SAVLEli. 


■Nothing should engage the huaian 
mind more than these two little 
words, passing away. It is aslon- 
isiiing with what ra]iidily bfo passes, 
how the seconds, minutes, floors, 
days, months and years, follow each 
other in rapid succession. When 
we take a retrospective view of the 
past kvt years, how many do we thus 
remember who then were with us, 
but are with us no more; they have 
passed from earth to witness the rev- 
elations of eternity, their smiling 
countenances that we so often beheld 
in the Sanctuary and other places, 
are now asleep in death's cold em- 
brace. It seems imlced but a short 
time since we all felt the buoyancy 
of youth, the influence of paternal 
love, the sweet counsels of friends 
and relations who no-w sleep in the 
nanoiv confines of the tomb. Fear- 
ful mortality I ,Mau is truly compared 
to the summer flowers that snap in 
the morning breeze, and his life to a 
vapor that appearcth for a little sea- 
son and theu vanisheth away. Oh, 
then, ifall eternal Ihiugs must per- 
ish, and Heaven ond earth pass away, 
is there anything that the mind re 
ilects upon that will not pass aw.ay? 
Methiuks there is a voice that whis- 
pers so gentle to the ear,— the soul, 
yes the .sotil, the itniuorial part of 
man will never die. It must live 
througli all the ceaselo?s ages of eter 
nity, either in the babilimonts of 
bliss or ia the pla-e of tormeut where 
the worm dieth not and the fire is 
not qiienelied. Oh I ilirice happy are 
we if wo have obeyed the holy man- 
dates of King Jesus, when we can 
but entertain the glorious aud happv 
thought that our names are inscribed 
in the Lamb's Book of Life, and that 
wc shall dwell among the hapjiy 
throng who are repleuishing tliem- 
solves with the Urtad of Life, sur- 
rounding the throne of the Majostv 
on High, witli the perpetual soiig of 

Inspiration say, " Eye hath not seen, 
nor ear heard, neither hath it enlerejl 
into the lieartof man the thiugs that 
God hath pre|>ared lor those that 
love Him." Oh then, dear brethren 
and sisters, you who have vowed al- 
legiance with me to our King Im- 
manuel, lei us not get weary in well 
doing because trials and temptations 
intercept our pathway, but let us keep 
close to the Lord in prayer, ever 
looking to Jesus, the author and fin- 
isher of our f.iith. And you who are 
neglecting so great .salvation, O come 
to Jesus. Let me kindly entreat you 
to meditale upon these words — pass- 
ing away. Do you really mean lo 
pursue a rebellious life against your 
Savior, aud thus idle away your pre- 
cious time for the sake of gratifying 
your lusts? how terrible will the 
approach of death be to those who 
are careless aud unconcerucd 1 

Dear unconverted reider, you may 
not wish to reflect upon suca a dart; 
and gloomy jiicture, you may be an- 
ticipating long years of worldly 
pleasure, but alas, flow soon may 
death issue his irresistible summons,' 
and if unprepared for an tuheritanee 
with the righteous, you will have to 
hear the dreadful declaration, " De- 
part from me ye cursed into everlas- 
ting fire, prepared for the devil and 
his angels." Oh ! how can you bear 
this horrible declaration from the 
lips of Him who sutl'ered and died 
upon the cross that you and I migiit 
become the happy recipients of llis 

Then make haste and come to Ji 
sus, secure a mansion at the right 
hand of the heavenly Father's throne, 
so that when the Judge co-iies he 
may bear the Book of Life with your 
name enrolled on its fair pages. Yes 
dear brethren, sisters ami friends, we 
are rapidly passuig to to that great 
judgment day, therefore let us have 
our lamps burning so that when the 
Bridegroom --omps we uiay be rearly 
to meet Him, and tliat none may be 
found as the foolish virgins. 

" Aiul must I be to ju'lgmeut brought. 
And answer ia that day; 

For cvoiy vain and idle tlioagbt, 
Aud every word I say ?" 

Namcy Crouse. 
Oa/rlliU, W. Va. 


"Ye are the hght uflbe world, llatt. 14: 
14. " 

The ilisciples of the Lord Jesus 
Christ are expressly declareil by ihei'- 
Master, as " the light of the world." 
Truly a beautiful emblem tor fallen 
immanily, and a )>osition to be desir- 
ed ; but at the same time also an iir.- 
portant and responsible one, which 
we will briefly consider ia this essay. 

Inasmuch I hen, :is the immediate 
disciples of Christ, the represent.v 
lives of the Church of God, are the 
lii/ltt of the world, so should we be, 
br-^tbren and sisters, wlio claim to be 
delivered from the power of darkness 
and made to he partakers of the iu- 
hcritaocc of the Saints in light. .Je- 
sus, our esemphfior saitli, '• I am 
the light of the world." In him 
was light and the light was the lile 
of man. Light co-esisted with Goil 
from eternity, and in the creation of 
the world, everythiog in the gloomy 
void was enshrouded in darkne.*s, 
aud the Lord said, '' Let there be 
light, and it was so." Hence light, 
visble light, emanated from God, 
aud if we be the .hddreu of light, we 
must be born of God, and created in 
(,'hn'st Jesus unto good works. Here- 
in is life eternal by the acceptance of 
Jesus as our light through a living 
faith, evinced to the world by being 
obe.iieut toall his commandments. 

Now then weave the light of the world 
and we are requested to let our \igu[ 
shine before men that they niav sea 
our good works, aud glorify our Fa- 
ther wJilch is in heaven. Here liJ 
the importance; here rests therevpon 
sibility. -Brethren and sisters have 
you ever oiuisidered the importance 
of the matter ? Do you not know 
that the world looks upon us „s shio- 
ing lights? Can you not .see that the 
children of darkness require of you 
as followers of Christ, to be Christ- 
like'? Have they not a right to ask 
01 us that our conversation, our de- 
liortraeut, and :,ur every action in 
life are in imitation to his example ? 
If theu the light that is within us bel 
comes darkness ag.ain, wh:it aa 
amount of mischief may be done- 
not only the blood for our own 
guilt, but also of others that we may 
may mislead by our inconsistent life 
will be required at our hand. 

The Chrisliau's journey, or the 
journey of life ra:iy be con'iparei! to a 
voyage on the great ocean, which is 
ever considered to bo attended with 
much danger, or. account of the rocks, 
shoals and quicksand along the shore, 
hence the world when they know 
of such dangers existing, have very 
wisel/ erected on eleva- 
ted places where a large light is con- 
tiuually burning to guide the mari* 
ner from being shipwreckfd. A man 
is stationed there to keep that light 
constantly burning, which is a verv 
responsible station, Inr if lie*- suffers 
the light to die out, and the vessel is 
wrenkeil and lives lost, the blame 
and resiiousibili'uy rests upou him, un- 
less he can show that it was unavoid- 
able on his part. To the child of 
God IS the spiritual light-house, yea, 
the beacon light f(U' his t'ellow men 
1 1 look upon as an example in his 
life's voyage in order to land safely 
in the haven of eternal rci. But if 
that light becomes darkne-s, or is set 
under a bushel, and on that account 
his fellow meu are wrecUeil on the 
rock of Satau aud launched iuto hell, 
who is responsible ? Echo answers, 
who? O, that every brother aud ev- 
ery sister would !*nxinuslv inquire, 
is it I! O, let us retaember that we 
were sometimes darkness, but now 
are we light in the I/ord. Let us 
thereloi-e walk iis children of light, 
anil have no fi-llows'iip with the nn- 
truilful works of darkness, but rath' 
er reprove them. It is lamenlable to 
see so m:iny that have set out to serve 
the Lord, and when thi-y are called by 
the wicked v orld to suffer a little 
loss for Jesus, or suffer persecutions, 
or afilictious, they coinprom ise their 
christian principle-i and .-esort to the 
Worhl, which is under the power of 
darkness, for advice which will be 
sure to load tliotn from tl.cir paths of 
duty. Deplorable is your lot, and 
extremely hazardous is your eoiidi- 
tiou in contending and quarrelling 
lor your right, when Horldly treas- 
ures only are at stake, and on the 
o:her hand, the salvation of your inl- 
luorial soul forfeited. God wants 
principle, steadfastness, vital godli- 
ue.-s, not alone the hirm of ;;odliuess, 
but also the power thereof. The 
fruits of the spirit of God must mau- 
ife=t itself in our mortal bodies 
which is in all god.'ine's and right- 
eousueej and truth, pr.iving what 
IS aeceptabic to the hiessed Lord. 
Many sleepless nights, will it cause 
the faithful watchman on the walls 
of Ziou; to seethe faithless, the slug- 
gard aud dilatory members, by their 
in.activity, or inconsistent life hinder- 
ing the progiess of the ChurcJ and 
the success of the Gospel, insiead of 
promoting the cause of King Eiuai;- 
M "ses aud of the Lamb. \te\\ might 


nel. We want practical instead of 
formal Christianity. 

Finally, my brethren, u\y sisters j 
be strong in the Lord and in the 
power ot his might. Put ou the 
whole ar mour of Goil, that ye may be 
able to ?tand against the \vilt^s of the 
devil. For we wrestleoot against 
flesh and blood, l)ut against princi- 
palities, and against powers, a^^aiust 
the rulers of the darkness of this 
world, against spiritual wicliednessjin 
hioh places ; there fore '' let us walk 

Leonard Fubby. 

New Enlerpriac, Pa. 

■ 1^1 ■ 


"The Baptism of John. Whence was it? 
from IJeaveii or of mi:ii "•''' Matt. 'i>\. 2.1. 

Such was the qiiestiou of tlie Saviour, 
on a cei'tiin occasion, to the chief 
Pridts amlEl'lers, bill they evaded an 
answer, neither did the Saviour give 
an answer, and in vain we search the 
whole Book, finding no direct answer, 
and we are fully convinced from cir- 
cum->taDCts arouuil us that a large part 
ofthc Christian jirofessors of thi3 day 
areenually unwilling and perhaps un- 
able to give a direct answer. 

Several yearb ugo, in an argument 
with a friend on. infant bapli^m, we 
propused to him the same question. 
Neither did he give it an answer but 
evo, icd it by walking away. 

Does any one suppose that the Sa- 
viour asked a question that could not 
be answcced? Fiom our knowledge of 
the Saviour and the niilure of his mis- 
sioiihere on earth, and the then sur 
ruunding circunistaBCts, we think it 
very eiisy to answer, and if they had 
answere.l it rigiitly they wuu!dby the 
same unr.wcr, have auswcre.i iheir own 
qucsii(]n, proposed ;o them at the same 
time. As already stated, we find no 
dir. ct answer iu the whole Book, but 
think if we examnie into the question 
we may he able to find a very certain, 
satisfactory and indirect answer to all 
who accept God's word as it is delivered 
unto us. 

The baptism of John, we find is a very 
prominent circumstance in ihe reconls 
of the go3[ e!, ililly recorded by tlie 
four Kv.iugeiists. Mark saw proper to 
coanuence his Gospel, with "the voice 
ot one crying in the wildernc>-*." So 
wo see that the preaching and baptism 
of John wa^ ai that time received wor- 
thy uf Us importance to tlie cause of th'.r 
King.lom of Heaven. Ata time when 
Ood'a chosen peopl -• had n .arly all falU-n 
mto idolatry, and the true worshipers 
of Uod dwindled down to a few, just 
then thti world was atarthd with "the 
voice of one crying in the wilderness," 
and so impressive was that voice that 
all classes of people from Jerusalem, 
all Judea and all the regions round 
about Jordan went cut to bear him. It 
appears the whole country was in an 
uproar about this wonderful man. Not 
only WHS his pri.'aching wonderfully im- 
pressive but bis peculi'ur personal ap- 
pearance and manner of life also at- 
tracted their atttution, So that all that 
heard and saw him were convinced that 
this was a prophet. The evangelist 
■Luke also gives an account if the moi-tt 
ttiun ordinary cireumdtances attending 
^3 biith, so th;it when we take a view 
oflhcmaiiwe see that the Saviour 
Could juatly Bay thai he was a prophet, 
yea, and more ibau a prophet, and of 
them burn of woman there lja8 not risen 
* g'-eater tlian John the baptist. The 
evangelist John in introilucing him said 
there was a man sent from God, who^e 
Diime was John." This we think is 
evidence sutficicnt that John the baptist 
Was burn and chosen by special divine 
arrangenrents to preach and to baptize, 
feo this fully answers the question in 
tfle aCErmaiive that he was sent from 

God, and that his baptism from 
Heaven, and as such it was then ac- 
cepted by ihe people in g<-neral. But 
the "phavisees and lawyers rejected th<- 
council of God against themselves be- 
ing not baptized of him." So it was 
then and so it is yet. 

J. Y. Heckler. 
Ml CarroU, 111. 


For if the tramijet give an uucertain 
sownd, who shall picparO' himself to the 
battle?! Cor. 14:8. 

The result ot careful and prayerful 
meditations and observations upon 
Our parental obligations, was an ar- 
ticle given on the subject of Conni- 
vance, and the subject of the above 
heading is the result of the same 
siiljject continued. Objections may 
de lakcu to this application ot the 
above text, but remember, dear read 
er, that it is so much of* all Script- 
ures, which are given by inspiration 
of God, and are profitable fur doc- 
trine, for nproof, lor correction iu 
righteousness, that the man uf God 
may be ihofoughly furuisbtd unto all 
good works* This considered, I 
may perhaps apply the text against 
various ft)nn.s and shades of irony. 
First we will notice a habi' seeming- 
ly cherished by some parents who 
tell their children to do that which 
they mean positively they should not 
do. "There you step over that cup 
{f{ st'ods and spill them," or when 
you let Jim have oats,yuu stroke the 
iialfbnsliel, you blockhead, and when 
Jiiu Pane comes after that clover 
aecd you pile on as long as it will lay 
oil," and when that little briLdit-eyed 
Luella asked her mother one muddy 
inoming which route to take for 
school, the lane or ihe meadow, "0! 
jf course the lane." I have seen 
poor children in perfect suspense, 
doubtful of the meaning of tlieir pa- 
rents words of" demand or reproof, 
and indeed trembling for fear to act 
le-it they oppose the design. Oh, 
blessed children ! The most precious 
f itt timt Heaven could bestow alter 
giving us the King Himself, uext is 
tiioseof whom the Kiugdoin of heav- 
en is composed. How then may wc 
deal with them so as to restore tliem 
back again to their Donor as pure 
and as tit for His use as when he 
gave them, of which the Psalmest 
^ays " Blessed is tlie man that hatli 
his quiver full uf them ; they wball 
not ho ashamed, but they shall speak 
witii the enemies in the gate." 127:0. 
Juuose irony is .second only to lie- 
ing of the baser order u*' lies. A per- 
son who cannot be known or umler- 
stood on account of his jesting, say- 
ing things he h:irdly means, and 
meaning what he does not fairly ex- 
press, is I opine, a dangerous person 
to deal with in real affairs, for likely, 
nay, more than likely, h* will after- 
wards propose a misunderstanding in 
the former agreement, referring to 
his j'-Ke.", which you may expect will 
terminate your affair iu the midst of 
difiiculty. This order of irouy I 
claim is (he result oi the former or- 
der of paternal ironv, above spoken 
of. In concluMon 1 de=ire to ac- 
knowledge tlie indirect application of 
the text. But is not such a course 
as the above, a giving of uucertain 
sounds, where certain sounds are nec- 
essary, and in better place even for 
our own beuetit? Will not such a 
course of paternal dealing provoke to 
wrath, and discouraga our youth? 
Will it not impair our inftueoce over 
them, which if wielded for good is 
man's mightiest power, and highest 
privilege? And if unhappily, the 
principle should be imbibed and be 

Come a besetting sin, developing it- I 
self as above shown, and its wreiihed 
subject be conscious of all iho- * t.uts, 
must it not leave very irreverent im- 
[xessions reflecting upon the progen- 
itors of such a progeny? 

Under such circumslatces, " Who 
shall prepare himself to the battle?' 
Or who has discouraged and confused 
the forces? When we leel the respoo- 
sibiliiies of parents resting heavily 
upon us, many similar ihoughfs pre- 
sent themselves. Many other traits 
iu parents there are which an obser- 
ving miud can reflect largely and 
deeply upon. Too free and undue 
indulgences, for instance, may be 
very ruiumis to our offspring, while 
exceeding and uncalled for restric- 
tions may be equally harmful, ileuce 
the necessity of a eultivated discre- 
tion in regard to the culture and nur- 
ture of our youth, the caro of whom 
is not second to that ot our own 
souls. C. C. Uoor. 

Mirahilc, Mq. 


Who aliall separate us from tho love of 
Chi'isl. 81mll tribulatioa, or (li&liess, or 
persecution, ov fjiminos, or nakedness, or 
swoid '.' — Komaus 8 : 3j. 

Dear bretlireu in the one faitli, 
by the grace of God I will adduce 
a few thoughts upon the word Love 
as X claim that love is the main 
spring in the religion of Jesus 
Ciirist. The apostle iu his letter 
to the Gal. 5 : 22, tells us that 
the fruit of the spirit la love, juy, Ac. 
ami the same apostle writes to the 
Uoman brethren, 8; G, and tells 
thorn that to be carnally minded is 
death, but to bo spiritually minded is 
life and peace. Christ tells us nofto 
judge any inju but by their fruits wc 
shaU know them, and as love is the 
fruit of the spi'-it, it is pcrliap** not so 
liard for tiie true child of God to 
discern, at hast the fruits, since the 
apostle John says, '*Lovo not the 
world neither the tliingsof the woilii. 
If any man love the wurld, the lov(? 
of the fatiier is not in him " Could 
the apostle have advanced any plain- 
er words by whieh we can know the 
true love of God which is not of thi> 
world. One might say, arc there not 
more then two kind of love, since the 
apostle says, "'L-ve not the things of 
the world. For insi.mce, one may set 
Ids affections on a well finished and 
richly adorned mansion, another one 
on line stock, another on some other 
object, and claim dilferent kinds of 
worldly love. I claim they all orig- 
inate from one source — -the world, 
whieh pas.5etli away with the lust 
thereof, but he that doeth the will of 
God aljideth for ever, and in tiiis 
will ((Jod's will) we read that he that 
lovelh nut his brother whom he can 
not SiC, bow can lie love God wlnmi he 
can not see? O dear brethren and sis- 
ters, let us cultivate all the chrii-tian 
graces, which will enable us to ex- 
claim with the language heading this 
article : '"Who sliall separate us 
from the love of Christ." Brethren 
shall tribulation, or distress, or per- 
secntiou, or famine , or nakedness, or 
peril, or swoid , or are we established, 
coniiriued, and persuaded that neith- 
er dcatli, nor life, nor angels, nor 
prinelpalities, nor powers, nor things 
present, nor thiag.s t ) come, nor height 
nor depth, uor any other creature, 
shall be able to separate ns from the 
love of God which is in Christ Jesus 
our L ord. W. B. S ell. 

The chief secret of comfort hes in not 
euSering trifles to vex one, and iu im- 
prudently cultivating an undergrowth 
lb small plcaBurta, since very few great 
onei are let on long leases. 


The above question h:(3 been asked, 
and here is what I havi' to say. God 
made all things and a-iid they were 
good. The day of the week has never 
been changed, but continued to iis in- 
tended pnrfioae. By Ciimparing Christ- 
ian life at the time of Christ and the 
apostles with the present, we find that 
the spirit of tault finding existed in 
each :igc in letVrcncc to the Sabbath, 
and the fault finders were on the op- 
posite to Christianity. Rend John 9: 16. 
and call to mind tho taking up of the 
bed and walking, the healing of the 
withered hand kc. Christ and the A- 
postles spake of cheSabhadi, but when 
the Holy Spirit directed tho Apostles 
how t J "-pcik and wriie, as God taught 
his iinciout people, S'l we havea re- 
cord when we come to tho Christians 
for an answer. Horn. 14 : 5 — 6 aUo 
10—13 verses; Col. 2: IG— 17: Rev. 
1 : 10. 

Christ arose on the first day of the 
week, appeared to five groupes of his 
followora ou the same day, and the next 
first day mot in company with eleven. 
Read John 2U, from 11th veise to the 
end. And alter several days had 
passed wc find the Apostles os-cmbling 
on tho first day of the woi-k to break 
bread, (but broke it after night. Acts 
20 : 7 ) (. c. when Christians began (o 
be settled upon a fixed day of worship 
and nst, otii;ring thi* firsr. part of their 
time to God, as Christ said ''seek first 
the kingdon of (Jod antl his righteous- 
ness and all these things ^hall he added 
unto you. " Ami we a fi.xtd 
point in surveying when the mon- 
ument is found all other positions must 
yield. So hear what the Apostle says 
mHeb. 10: 25. In the Old Testa- 
ment wo learn how the Lird's people 
met und douc So iu the New Testa- 
ment wo have a recoi>l that the fir.-t 
day of tho week Wiis sot apart for meet- 
ing, aims giving, prayer, instruction, 
and commnniou. So if wc lollow tho 
fuot-Ateps of the Apost'es we are safe. 
I iiave said that Miller, who set a 
time or day for tho world to come to an 
end \\;is an impostor, and Si -me men say 
ho was as itear correct as .lonah. But 
Jonah preached the truth, just what 
the Loid told liim to preach, ihen the 
people repented and (rod withheld the 
judgiuent, but he never told any mao 
to se, a day for the end of the world, 
but loid his Sou to tell the people 
that no man knew it. So Jonali was 
true and Miller false. May God opea 
the eyes of men to ai'C tlu truth and 
receive it- 

Wm. Sadlek. 
Nankin, 0. 

Di>rn'LiNcoF rai.\r,< — It is not 
the thiniisthut wocill be-»t that make 
men ; it is not the pleasanlest thing?; 
it is not the ealm experience of litis; 
it is life's rugged experience, its tem- 
pets, its trials. The discipline of life 
is here good and there evil; here 
trouble and thert- joy ; hera radiance 
and there smoothness, one working 
with the other ; and the alternations 
o; the one; and the other, which neces- 
sitate adaptations, constitute a part of 
that education which makes a man, in 
distinction from an animal, which has 
uo educitiou. The successful man 
invariablv bears on his brow tbe 
marks of tiie struggle which he has 

Good, kind, true, holy words dro^v 
pod in eouversation may be little 
thi>ngbt of, but they aro like seeds of 
a flower or beautiful tree falling by 
the the way-side, borne by some bird 
afar, haply therafter to fringe with 
beauty some barren mountaiu side, 
or to make glad some lonely wilder- 



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Love Morey and do Justice is an 
adage that it would be well for us all 
to consider. There is notliiug that 
seems so unfortunate in us as a bi- 
ased judgmeni. Tt unfile us to love 
mercy which stands an a barrier 
against justice. Love is the mother 
ofjustice and when there is no moth- 
er there can be no children. Our 
minds were somewhat stirred up in 
regard to these things in receiving 
the dilTercut calls made upon the 
Church for aid in building houses for 
worship ttc. Of course we do not pre- 
tend to be acquainted with the eir- 
cumstanco of those who make the 
calls, but supposing tbera to bo equal- 
ly worthy it would seem that some of 
our brethren love mercy more than 
they do justice. While some calls are 
responded to pretty liberally othere 
are wholly neglected. Sometime ago 
we received a letter fiom Uro. A. J. 
Correll stating that they had only re- 
eeived $2.7o or $3.00. This appears 
discouraging when we consider that 
we have thousands of brethren t\ho 
could spare 81.00 each and never feel 
the loss of it. 

It may bo argued that these calls 
are becoming too frequent, but when 
wecoDsider the gieat object of life 
and the other uselessness of money 

unless devoted to a good cause, it oc- 
curs to us that we might spend a hun- 
drrn fold more in aiding our isolated 
and needy bretlircn to build Church 
hrinspa and lie greatly blessed iu the 

There is one thought that we would 
wish to impress upon the mind of 
every broi her and sister, and that 
is, all the money or possessions that 
we now have arc not our own, but it 
is the Lord's. It is borrowed capital 
and the more wehave of it tlie great- 
er are our responsibilities and tlie 
more we owe to our Lord. This 
money is given us for tlie purpo-'C of 
accomplishing good with it and juft 
as short as we come in doing this, 
so far short we will be of doing our 
doty, or of making proper use of our 
Lord's money. There are hundreds 
of places throughout the brotherhood 
that need houses for worship which 
which never can be built unless as- 
sisted by the general brotherhood, 
and we are abundantly able to do it, 
and if we love mercy and do justice 
^yc will not feel that we are doin^ 
our duty until a more practical move 
is made in this direction, 

Kvcry (inference district should 
make arrangements to build a house 
each year within its limits, if a place 
can be found that a house is needed. 
This can be done ifall tbe churches 
will do their share without being %lt 
l)y any. Brethren and sisters, don't 
forget that you are using the Lord's 
money and that you will bo held ac- 
coni tabic fr)r the priDci])al with usu- 
ry. When the Lord calls for a little 
to support and build up his cause, 
do not give grudgingly but willingly, 
knowing that he love'.h the cheerful 


The following from tho Berald of Truth, 
so fully agrees with ^be position the Bretli- 
ron have taken iu regard to lliat and airai- 
lar nrgiinizfttions, that we adopt it as ex- 
inessing our own views aud also that of 
the CLurch, hoping that it will be accepted 
as nil answer to a number of queries sent 
113 concerning the above subject. The 
OraugL>s no doubt liad, and perhaps still 
Imvp, a pood object in view, liut in this, 
liku in !iU otlier things, there arc extremes. 
Tlio railroad monopolists, in some crises, 
liivvo run into extremes injopprcssiug the 
produt'tT, but ia there not an equal danger 
of tho Granges running into the other ex- 
treme, and thus paralyzing the progress 
and enterprise ot tbe nation? Knilroads 
acconiplishrd more for the producers than 
any oilier ono thing that has ever been in- 
vi'iUcd. and from the benefits resulting 
therol'roni, millions of producers now count 
lliPir Wealth by thou.iands. Aside then 
from the religious aspect of the move, we 
are inclined to doubt the jilausihility of 
Iheiv claims fearing that an extreme on the 
part of tho Oranccs may be more fatal to 
tbe prosperity oftho nation than the one 
agaiIl^l which ibey arc now protesting. 

Tbe above is the name of an or- 
ganization which is becoming quite 
prevalent all over the country. The 
ol>jcct of the organization is ostensi- 
bly to oppose Railroad corporations 
aud other monopolies. Farm-rs and 
meebanics all through the country 
have grown into the belief, aud no 
doubt with good reason too, that 
Railroad companies are cliargiug too 
high freights upon grain, merchan- 
dise and other goods, and business 
men are taking too large profits in 
the sale of their merchandize, and 
thus rob the farmer, the laborer and 
mechanics of the means of accumula- 

ting wealth as fast as ttiey otherwise 
might, and that in many cases these 
lar^e profiis make it absolutely bur- 
densome upon ihe laboring classes. 

Impressed with this idea men have 
written, and talked, and labored un- 
til a great excitement has been rais- 
ed ; meetings are held, speeches are 
made, in which railroad companies 
and business men are denounced, and 
censured, and the feelings of tbe qui- 
et, peaceable communities aroused ; 
branch societies are organized in ev- 
ery township, which propose to lake 
the matter in their own bands and 
do their own business, and pay only 
a small percentage for the work, ad' 
heriiig together, and patronizing on- 
ly such men as are favorably inclined 
towards their organization and its 

This, as far as we have been able 
to Icaru is. the object of these organi- 
zations. We have no objections to 
the people trying to be economical, 
we recommend economy ; we have 
nothing to say against people using 
all fair, honorable and honest means 
to gain a livelihood and accumulate 
prof>erty ; this is the privilege of ev- 
ery man, though he should ever keep 
the glory o( God in view as his chief 
purpose, and avoid covetousness. 
We do not find fault with a proper 
effort made to obtain the lowest poss- 
ible rates of fare and freight, and to 
obtain goods at the cheapest price. 
In this special case also we have 
nothing to say to those who are out- 
side of tbe church and the cbrisiian 
protessitm. We do not speak from 
selfish ends, for the organization does 
in no way affect our business, but we 
look at the matter from a scriptural 
and religious standpoint, and from 
this standpoint we speak, for we find 
that our brethren in different pla- 
ces are uniting with these organiza- 
tions, and thus yoking themselves 
unequally with unbelievers, and put- 
ting themselves into a position 
which cannot be pleasing to God. 
And for this reason we feel that it is 
our duty to speak a word of warning 
unto all brethren who may be in dan- 
ger of being misled by the leaders of 
such organizations. 

The associations thus organized 
are secret organizations, having, as 
we are informed, (heir signs and pass- 
words, their rules of order and cere- 
monies. The organization is divided 
into degrees, and each degree, as a 
matter of course, must have its spe- 
cial Order. This fact alooe would 
make it improper for any brother 
to be a member of the Granges, as 
our church rules sfrictly prohibit ev- 
ery member from belonging to any 
secret organization. If a scriptural 
ground be asked for such a church 
rule, I would simply say, 1. That 
Christ teaches a free, open, public 
doctrine, the benefits of which shall 
be not only to the ferf who upon the 
judgment of men are cousldered as 
worthy to have the honors of the or- 
ganization bestowed upon them, and 
also who are able to pay tho necessa- 
ry fees, but upon all who are willing 
to submit to the divine law. 


Secondly. A secret 
generally if not always requires very 
severe and unscriptural oaths, which 
the followers of Jfeius cannot lake 
inasraiich as ail oaths are forbidden 
by the gospel. 

Thirdly. By uniting with a secret 
organization a man binds himself to 
men that are not Christians jatheistfl 
drunkards, men of the disreputable 
ch.aracter, dishonest and such like 
and the Scripture tells us that light 
has no communion with darkuesa 
Christ \fith Beliid, or tbe temple of 
God with tbe temple of idols. Read 
2 Cor. 6 : 14—18. 

Now then, the reason why oup 
brethren should take no part with 
Granges is simply 1. Because it isa 
secret organization, aud that which 
is good need not be hid, nitr kept ye- 
cret. 2. Tbe or oaths re- 
quired of them are inconsistent with 
the doctrines of Christ, see Matt. 
5 : 33, 38. 8. In uniting with the or- 
ganization we enter into a league 
with a promiscuous ?lass of men, be- 
lievers and unbelievers, men who 
swear, and drink, and whose lives 
are in no way governed by the prin- 
ciples of religion (We do not say that 
all men who join the Granges are bad 
men ; but that there are enough men 
of this character among them, no one 
can doubt fur a moment) and such a 
union with all kinds of irreligious 
men, is strictly forbidden, for the 
Christian must have no communion 
with the unfruitful works of dark- 
ness. 4. Now these organizations 
by exciting [)uh]ic opinion, holding 
excitable public meetings, leadstepby 
step to actions, and means which are 
unbecoming to a nonrtslslant follower 
of Christ ; they arc la'd by men who 
use moral suasion as long as moral 
suasion will accomplish their pur- 
pose ; but when this fails other 
means will bo resorted to, and in this 
a conscientious follower of Jesus will 
be led to bring reproach upon tbe 
ns me of Jesus and cause it to be evil 
spoken of. 

These organizations, as a matter of 
course, are laboring to raise public 
sentiment against railroad compan- 
ies and speculators, and when fully 
organized and established the prin- 
ciple means will be political influ- 
ence. Candidates for office must 
be members of Griuges, all mem- 
bers of the society must vote for 
these chosen candidates, and in the 
legislative assemblies these must 
make their influence felt by adopt- 
ing measures favorable to tbe ob- 
ject of the associations. Thus the 
present Grantres are only laying the 
foundation of a scheming political 
party, similar to several parties of like 
character wliich have existed in years 
gone by, in the country ; and where 
is the humble follower of Jesus that 
can keep his conscience void of of' 
fense under the influence of and in 
confidential uni^n with such parties? 
For ;hese reasons we hold 'bat our 
brethren should not unite with these 
organizations, aud also because our 
Conference have passed resolutions 
against them. Let us indeed be a 

liffbt in the world, and not a, siiimb- 
]in(, block, in the church. 

On Saturday of last week we start- 
ed en route for the placo generally 
knowQ as Germany Valley, to atteud 
a series o( roeetiugs. We soon arriv- 
ed at Mt. Union where we met broth- 
er J. B- Garvrr, who condncled us to 
liis home. Here we ppetit a short 
lime very pleasantly, and then took 
theE. B. T. K. R. for Aughwick 
Mills. From here we had over two 
miUs to walk to the place of meeting 
and as we had all afternoon to do it 
in, we concluded to stop a while 
with our aged brother Eby. Here 
we slopped when ou a similar mission 
about ten years ago,| and, what a 
change ! Man is truly as the flow- 
er that bloometh in the morning and 
fadeth at night. With this brother 
the night is at hand ; the flower is 
faded and seemingly, almost ready to 
drop; his work on earth is nearly en- 
ded, and now a few more days and 
the soul will cross the dark Jordan 
and be at rest. We spent a short 
time very pleasantly with the aged 
brother, bis companion and daugliter 
and then plodded onward; arrived 
at brother Lutz's, where we were 
made to feel at home by the marked 
kindness manifested towards us. In 
the evening attended services in the 
naeeting-house. On account of very 
bad roads there was not a large turn- 
out, but such as were ihere no doubt 
came alone for the purpose of worship 
ingGod. Sometimes when everythiu*^ 
isfavorable it may be that there are 
those who come with some other ob- 
ject in view, but when people come up 
through rain and mud to the house 
of worship, it is an evidence that 
a higher motive prompts them than 
mere custom or some worldly consid- 
eration. Brother Jacob Spaoo^Ieof 
Philadelphia and Peter Myers of 
Sprmg Run were the ministers pres- 
ent besides those of Vbeir own congre- 
gation. The services were opened 
by singing the first hymn in the book, 
atid the first verse of the first chap- 
ter in the Bible was talcen as the ba- 
Jjsofthe sermon. "The nature of 
^od" was the central point in the 
suoject and was certainly very appro- 
priate for tiie bo;7ionin? of a 'series of 


services we went to tlie home 

^foiiraged brother Andrew Spanogle, 

^ found him very much superanna- 

• 30 much so ns not to be able to re- 

emb^r and recngoize those by whom 
J '8 surrounded! This is nothing 

orenowever than can be expected 

'a nianof hif 

age. The conditions 

ealial to a good memory, are lost 
^^ consequently It is impaired.' 
ere ts not that frequent assoclaliou 
'"' 'deas or - • ^ - 

^hat thei 

'id conception of them 

Here was in former years, and 
^^^^equently the mind is impaired.; 

twLA. ^"'''"' "'' perception; 
andth ' ^^ '"P""' ^^^^'^ ^^'< 
ttem 7^ ^''at is going on around | 
is d/ ^"1 ^'^"^equently, as memory 
^pendent on prior conception, a' 

diminished activity of the one, 
brings about the diminished activi- 
ty of theother. This as nearly as we 
can remember is the theory of men- 
tal philosophers for the failure of 
memory, and our brother, it seems to 
us, is an example that illustrates it 

We made another observation 
while with him, that has given us 
some thought. Things thac occurred 
in his early days, he remembers very 
distinctly and can relate incidents 
that occurred tlieu vcrbntim. lu fact 
he lives in the p:ist. He is entirely 
unobservant of his present surround- 
ings, because he canuot appreliend 
them, but the companions of his 
j youth, and the most stirring events 
of his most active years, deeply inter- 
est him, and arereracmoered as though 
they had occured yesterday. This 
then brings up the idea of spending 
our youthful days in a v/ay that we, 
; in after years, will not have to regret 
it. The well known tendency of the 
mind to revers in old age to the scenes 
; and incidents of early life surely pre- 
' sents the importance of a well sjient 
life, and a mind stored with such lec- 
' ollectious that will cast a cheerful 
radiance over the past, and brighten 
our future hours of gloom and de- 
spondency, wlien we are shutout from 
Uhe world around us, and life isdraw- 
I ing to a close. O, how dark the lat- 
j ter days of those must be wiio have 
I spent their youthful days in wick- 
I ednessi Surely we should guard well 
I the avenues of thought and feeling 
; against anything we would not lilte 
tomeetagaiu. But we believe that 
our aged brother dwells in the past 
with pleasure. His life has been one 
I of usefulness, and now this reverting 
j of memory is the only source of his 
enjoyment. In the mind's picture 
I gallery, there are, no doubt, some 
' paintings of a high order, and upon 
I these he can look when he will. How 
I important then that we in our youth- 
ful days fix something pleasing on the 
' canvass, and hang the picture in the 
' soul's inner chamber to look upon in 
! old age. 

j But we are becoming too prolix. 
On Sabbath morning there was servi- 
; ees again, but on account of the in* 
clemency of the weather t here were 
but few in attendance. We were ad- 
dressed by brother Jacob Spanogle, 
and, although the congregation was 
small, we had a good meeting. In 
the evening, services again, and this 
time there was a better turn out, and 
much interest manifested. In the 
morning we started for home. The 
brethreu nitended keeping up the 
meeting for some days providing they 
could obtain some ministerial help. 
Brother Myers and Spanogle both in- 
tended to leave that day. Brother D. 
F. Good, of Franklin county was ex- 
pected to be present as well as several 
others but failed to come. Whether 
the meeting was continued, and with 
what success, we have not learned. 
J. B. B. 

The following, we have from Daniel , 
Miller of Lima Ohio. His views may ^ 

seem a little contracted by some, yet 
nevertheless there is a point in it. To- 
bacco, smoking and chewing come on 
thelist of luxuries or nonessentials, and 
therefore should not be indulged by 

I such as cannot afford it, especially by 
such as are dependent upon other-i for 
alms. We labor hard for our money 
and are sending a large number of 
Pilgrims free to such as w» believe to 
be worthy poor, but if we felt assui- 
cd that those poor were spending $10 
or §15 per year for tobacco we would 
feel like demanding from them our 
.$1 50 as we believe they could send 
that amount and be the better off for it. 
The poor have our sympathy and we 
are willing to do all for them by way of 
supplying them with the Pilorim, that 
our circumstances will allow, but while 
we do this we hope that all such who 
are able and willing to spend their 
monpy for things that arc purely for 
self gratification will also feel able to 
pay us for the Pilgrim. The follow 
in.,' is what our brother has to say ; 

"I wish to i-ay a few words about 
the poor fund for the Pilgrim. It look; 
as if all mpmbers that arc tno poor to 
take a religious papct, should be sup- 
plied with it by thoso wlioaro able to 
pay for it, but there is one thing in 
the way with me. In most cases wh«re 
I find members who are not able to pay 
for the Pilgrim, thoy spend five or ten 
times as much a year for tobacco, 
was a perfect slave to it f-ir 25 years, 
but I thank the good Loid I liuve not 
tasted it for over 14 years. I now pro- 
pose to give $1.00 fnr the bemfit of 
some poor member who is not ahlo to 
pay for the Pilgrim, and who does not 
u3e the filthy weed and uses ecoTiomy 
in other respects. liyou know of any 
such let me know and I will send ^ 
tlie money." 

We have a large number of poor on 
our list and no doubt some of them at 
least, would answer to the description of 
our brother, but we have no knowledge 
of any ?pecial one that we can point 
out. If any of our churches have poor 
of the above dcscripiion they can send 
them along and for fear that there may 
be too many such it would be bttter 
to send the $1.00 along with it, as 
we could make use of several hundred 
for this purpose, to a good advantage. 


The following ancient manuscript (loni 
i\\Q Pocket Manuscript Book oi J. tf. SwadUy 
was sent us for jjuUlicuUon tliinlting it 
ini^ht be of general interest to our reiiilera, 
which we trust it will. Il seoras stiantje 
thftt a sentence so utterly devoid »f Oodly 
fear could he pronoiinceil against 3o divine 
a personage, but those wlio have endeuvrr- 
ed lo follow his fool steps have received 
oYcn worse from dignataiies wlio professed 
to l)c followers of bun whom tboy crucili«d 
in the persons of his "little ones." 

Among the manuscripts which 
were probably hur.icd in the recent 
conflagration of tlie Archiepiscopal 
Palace at Bonrges in France, the 
most remarkable was the order (or 
the execution of .Jesus Christ, which 
was the personal property of De Lu 
Tourd Auvergne. 

The order runs thus: — 

" Jesus of Nazareth of the Jewish 
tribe of Judca, convicted of impost- 
ure and rebellion again>>t the divine 
authority of Tiberias Augustus, Em- 
peror of the Romans, having for thi^ 
sacrilege been condemned to die on 
the cross by sentence of the Judge, 
Pontius Pilate, on the' Prosecution 
of our Lord Elerod, Lieutenant of 

the Emperor in Judea, shall be tak- 
en t')-morrow morning, the 23rd day 
of the rdes of March to the usual 
place of punishment, nnder the escort 
of a company of tlie prestorian 
guard. The so-called King-of-the- 
Jews, shall be taken out by the Stra- 
uean gate. 

All the public^officers and subjects 
of the Emperor are directed to lend 
iheiraid to the execution gfthis seu- 

[Signed,] Capel. 

Jerusalem, 22nd day of the Idea of 
March,year of Rome, 783." 


A lUporter i» uanted fro7ii ecerij Church 
in the brot/utrhoodlo send us Churrh m-w-i, 
Obituarieii, Announcements, or anytkint] 
that wilt be offjeneral interett. To inxuxe in- 
sovlion, the writers naine vnist accompany 
each eo^imnunication. Our Invitation is not 
personal but f/mcral~please respond to our 

HuTcmso.x, K.\NSAS. \ 
F-bruary 15, 1874. \ 

To the Editor of the Pilgrim and 
the Church. I liave received ihree 
or four copies of your paper which 1 
am well pleased with, and have 
formed acquaintauce with sfvoral of 
your chunrh members wiiolliud to 
bo gooil and faithful friends in tiuie 
of need. I am not a member ofyour 
Church, but I don't know what I 
would he if I had a chance. There 
are none of your ministers here, but: 
I hope this will not always be the 
case, for tliere is tjuiie a number of 
the same kind as myself here, that 
would likely cast their lot with you 
if they had the opportunity to do so. 
It appears that all our propelling 
here is dune principally for the mens 
ey, and without it there is nut any 
sermon, not that I am opposed to 
allowing the word of God snstain- 
ance, or the ministers what is litrht, 
but I am bitterly opposed to making 
beggars ou Gotl's credit, whiuh is the 
case nine cases out of ten. There is 
work to he done in tiiis part of the 
country iu the spiriutal field, and I 
hope some one ofyour ministering 
brethren will come here and locate. 
Tliis is a good place for a man to 
make a living and a pleasant placo 
to live. I will give you some of the 
particulars of the country and ©f the 

This is a new country and there 
are goood chances to get land. Tliere 
is any amount of government land 
here which can bo had for a trifle. 
Anv man or woman twenty-one years 
old, can get 100 acres of good land 
ibr $19. Then if he wants more than 
160 acres, he can take 1*10 acres as a 
tiii.ber claim, which will cost the 
same as the above, $19, and if you 
wish you can buy rail-road land. It 
ranges from $2.50 to S8 per acre on 
eleven yeare time at seven per cent 
interest, and a reduction for improve- 
ments made inside of five years. 

The clim(\te is mild and the soil 
productive. Stock live out nearly 
all winter and keep fat. The soil 
is of a black loamy nature, and beats 
aTiy land la production I ever saw, 
and I have been in five different 
States; Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, 
Missouri, Kfiusas, aud tin's country 
exceeds them all for raising grain. 
We can raise corn, Fail wheat. 
Spring wheat, oats, barley, rye, and 
everything that is adapted to the 
Western ;'ouutry. Everything in the 
vegetable line grows well in the gar- 

Now I hope some one of your 
ministers will come and locate here, 
which will induce the members to 
settle in this country. I am satisfied 



if any would come Ihey would lo- 

he Imd with the Father in the hi| 
cate at ouee. There is quite a settle- 1 ami lufty^hiibiution, in the realms 
inoiit h>re, but there is still room for 
more. I am Romewhat interested in 
your Church, I wonltl like to see the 
orii;inutiiin ami doctrines of yonr 
Cliurnh, and the .Miuuics published 
in the I'lI.ORiM. If we cannot hear 
the Word of G"d |ireacheJ wc would 
like to have the MinulfS to roid. 

I hope all that desire cheap homes 
will come and s.'C this cirantry, as I 
wish it it be setllcd iip^ by g<"'"l 
and iiidusirious people. This conn- 
try is hut two years Kuil a half old, 
beautifully locateil noi ih and_ south 
of the big Arkausiis River. This is 
what is culled the bij; Arkan-as Val- 
ley. We have oi}e disadvantage,have 
no liinhtr, but there is plenty set 
ont which is growing l!nely,and .some 
of it is three inches in diameter, but 
Wc d iii't need much limber only for 
buihling purposes. Wc use stone 
coal for fuel which wenjbtain for ifO 
toj*0.50 per tini. There are compa- 
nies prospeclinj; for eoal in diiferent 
parts of this couulry, and ihey B:iy 
the prospect is good. There has been 
several small veins struck, but not 
sufficient to pay to mino. 

Wc have some few buir;do.'s lure 
and sometimes the main lierd passes 
through. We have lots of antelope 
and »ome deer, and quite a lot of 
rabbits. There is lots of cedar Ih 
miles from hero, ami sonio eottonwood 
and elm within 20 miles. 

If any of tlie minislers or members 
want further inforinaliou I will be 
glad to reply to tl em, If they will 
write to me Ihev e^iu have all the iu- 

formaliiMi that I am 

iipable ofgiv 
inR. Remember me in your prayers 
and if I never meet any of you in 
this country, I hope to meet you in 
.a better land. Truly yours, 

Jami'.s L.^xd. 

Dear Birthyeii:'£\\\ii is the first 
year that 1 have taken the Piwrim. 
I have now had the pleasure of reud- 
iDg the jivo first numbers and <iau 
truly say that it is giving myself atid 
family much good rending, such as 
is intended to feed the souls of the 
hiuigry ami aid the children of God 
on their wny Zionwaril, and also di- 
rect the anxious iu(piirer into the old 
paths of our fathers who sealed the 
holy dt)utrine w'Mh their own blood, 
died lor that faith which we must all 
possess if wo wish to seek iiiid find 
that life which is to come. It gives 
UB much better reading than tlie 
common ucws[)apcr of the day, and 
affords us the happy privilege of 
■ learning of the welfare and prosper^ 
ity of our brethren and sisters thro'- 
otfl the Brotherhoud. It brings to us 
both pood an<l sad news. In it, we 
are informed of the deprirture of many 
uf our brethren and listers who have 
gone to the other sliore, where the 
wicked cease from (roublmg and tlie 
weary arc at rest. Tlicy have fought 
the good fight and tiuished their 
course, henceforth their is laid up for 
thorn a crown of life which the right- 
eous .Indge shall give them in the 
great day of the Lord. When our 
blessed .Nlaster wns here, his promise 
was, '' I go to prepare a place for 
you, that where I am ye may be al- 
so." What cheering wonisare tliese 
that fell from the lips of Him who 
had uo Bin and in whose mouth no 
guile was found, and who has all 
powkr in Ile.iveu and on earth 

<Jjet us think for a moment what 
the good Lord has done for ns in 
sending his Sou into this world. Yes 
dear friends, let us thiuk of the glor/ 


glory. But when lie could look upon 
iimii who had sinned and who luul 
(leiiiaUfd tht;raselves thai there was 
rfniedy to be found in heaven 
or on the Mrth whereby man eoiil.l 
he saved or brought back to the lii- 
vor and friendship of uur God unlr.'rS 
?iu would come into the world and die 
the death upon the cross, we can In-ar 
him say: Kaihcr if they cannot be 
saved without I suffer, let nie go. Yes 
Father, I love them, 1 want them 
suvod. Hi! comes, and behold we 
iiuil liim in that despised city Btth- 
lehuai, uo house or Imi but the ox- 
en's stable, ll'i was rejected by tlie 
proud and rich, and we find biru 
preuehin;: to the ptior and rich, hut 
only the common peoi)le heavvl liiui 
iiladly. .Again we hear liim pray, 
Falhcr if it be possible let this cup 
[Ydti, from mt, nevertheless, not iny 
will hut thine be done. If the binuer 
cannot be saved, let me sutfer. 

We can behold lnm wearing the 
crown of thorns bearing his crusa. 
We see liim (j;ive way under tin- 
the mighty load, ivvf tluy lay him 
upon the limber, begin to drive 
tho -pike-, he is lifted up between the 
heavens aiul the earth and they begin 
to drive t''0 spikes through his f et, 
All, dear friends, let us thiuk for a 
moment what p lin, what agony of suf- 
fering did our blessed M.istcr endure, 
and yet in all tliis be could look down 
upon bis enemies and say, " Father 
forgive them for they not what they 
do. Was there ever such love as 
this? He has uow gone to prepare a 
place for iliosc who love, serve and 
obey him, and how sad it is to ."(c .'^o 
many that are careless and unc n- 
c rncd about the Savior, who are de- 
claring by then' , words and aciions 
that ihey will n^^havc .Tcsus to rule 
and reigu over tlicra. But brethreo, 
let us remember the sinner at a thrunc 
of gnice, fur we are told that the pray 
crsofthc righteous availeth much. 
0. M. N. 

Nom Sj)rln(/s, Iowa. ■ 


The following ainuunls have beourccuiv- 
od since our lust report to aiil us in building 
our me ding-house. We cau truly say 
tlint wc aro ilianliful to thoso kind bretlirciii 
sistt-T8 and fiiends, as we received some, 
luid lliiit from a distance too, wUo 6aid Unit 
llicy were not ^lemburs. We aro tbaukfiil 
to all, and hope that the good Lord will 

the above amount. Now some of our dear 
brethren have aided us very liberally, but 
still you sec we are behind a little over 
hree hnndred dollars. Are there not some 
more of our brethren who could throw in 
their mites and send thom to us? Brethren, 

; do not ask you to give $2., $3., nor $5.; 

some of tlie above brethren and sisters 
did, but send us any amount from $1. down* 
Now those of you who are well ciri'Urastimc- 
ed, do not let yours-dves be dunned again 
for a few cents which you will never miss, 
and think how much it may relieve ns. Do 
not be afraid that we will get much over 
the above amount. If I recoivo but one 
dollar over, I will not apply it to anything 
but what the church at largo may direct. 

If there are any more wlio feel like iiidiuj,' 
us, enclose yom- mite in a iettcr and send 
to H. Spicher, 

mih Dale, Indiana Co-, Pa. 

Dmr Pibjrim : We had an interest- 
ing and prof table meeting in Gettys- 
burg Pa, by brother Jacob Trostle of 
Maryland, wlio came to ns very une.^- 
pectetily. He bad been up the Valley 
preaching and on his way home, came 
by ihis place. He arrived on 
the evening of the 19rh, and on the 
followinfv evening had services in the 
Methodist Church wliich was 611ed with 
an attentive congn'gition. Wc enjoyed 
quite a refreshing season during the 
meetings and believe many lasting im 
pres--ions were made. We believe that 
Bro.TrosIe's visit will be the means of 
doing much good, and hope the Lnrd 
will abundantly bless him for his labor 
of love. 

Hattie E Hdmmeh. 

Marsh Crrek Pa. 


BAKER— REPLOGLE.— By the undersign 
ed fit the residence of the bride's parents 
at AVftterside, Bedford county. Pa,, bro. 
F. S. Bftker to Sis. Susannah* Replogle of 
Wulcrside, both of Bedford county, 

Leonard FmiiiY. 


;il)ionI;uitiy bless you all for it. 

Thu coii- 

U'ibutioiis ai-c as follows: — 

Oeo. Wise 


CtUcb Sccrist 


.ImiatliTui T;clller 


Aln'nht\m 11. Casscl 


M, J. ZiUcib 


Jnlm n'alii^'ht 


Mavj A., lloolstitler 


Will. P. i; M. J, Workman, 

J i.r.o 

U. Hosi-iilierijcr 


.lauob M. Zelgler 


.loliii li Stager 


C. S. 


1'. V. Bnimbaiifih 


G. \v. u. 


Inaac D. KoBmiborger 


A Sister 


A Urnllicr 


Itoila Urown 


KliziilicUl Bmwii 


■louas D SlDyer 


Yellow Ci-eeii coDgregntiOD 


■OooiRe ijliiock 


Klizii UiirdcQur 


.ToUn W. Brumbaugh 



Pi-eviously reported 


Total |»r>.60 

I think it is abot a year ago Uiat we made 
a call on the Brelhren in the C. P C. for 
four huuda'diloUais, which we found our- 
oelvos in debt, whi'u \To liail our meeting 
bouse up, ixmfed, wcathorboarjed &.c Wo 
thou borrowed the money and settled up 
Wclhen fell o.irselvcscxbauhledaiid oxpsC 
l«d that the brcthr«u would help us to mee: 

SCHNECK.— Near Throe Rivera, Mich., 
on tlie Uth af Feb.. 1874, brother Samuel 
Selnuick, aged 73 years. 

lU- lived with liis compauioQ for 40 yrs, 
and wns a eonsisteut member oT'tbc church 
of tlie'brctliren, 16 ycai-s a faithful visiting 
member, lie w;is a giKnJ example before 
Ihi- wovkl and was nuieh beloved by all. 
He left a sorrowing widow and cliildren to 
mourn tlieir loss. Funeral discourse from 
Rev. 14:13 — 14., by llonry Gephart and 
Samuel Lupoid. 

EATIXGER.— In Van Buren tUstrict, Lan- 
gi:auge county, lud., at brother George 
Mummert's. a little girl they tftkeii 
to raise named Emma Jauo Eatiuger, aged 
four years, four mouths and twciUy-tliree 
days. Prior to '.her sicltuess, slic was a 
blight and intelligent child aud appeared to 
bloom tor a long life, but a disease preyed 
ou ber little body and laid her cold in death. 
Shortly before her death she called all 
the f'iinily, ouo by oue, around her cradle 
and anid slie wanted to see them all, aud 
then said slie was goiug home aud reached 
out lier little hand witli a smile ou ber chock 
iiud biule thom all good bye. Then called 
Uiotlier Heury Qei»hart and gave him 
good bye also. Slie then asked for water 
ol which &lie drank heaililv, and ate some 
apple wheu licr tontjuc became silent, and 
Mum her spirit took its fiighl to tliat upper 
and better world on high. This may seem 
stnuigc to a gieat many that a child so 
young would liilk so, nevertheless it is tra^. 
Fuuenxl discourse from 1. Peter 1: 23 — 24, 
to a large con-regalion in the Methodlsl 
church ill Van Buren, by Henry Gepbart 
aud S.uuuel Lupoid. 

illLLER.— Of Clay towu.ship, Langnmgo 
county, Ind,, .Jacob Miller, an old mem- 
lier of the Old School Ornish (Jhnrch, died 
Jan. 29tb 1874, aged 78ycai-8, 1 month and 
16 days. Lett a wife and many relations to 
wuurn ihoir loss. A large congru4jatioii of 
inends and neighbors were addressed by 
David Miller of the Sftoie order, from John 
3: IS to • id of chapter. 

BRUMBAUGH.— In the Clover Creek con- 
gregation, Bl^ir county Pa., ou Jan 30Lh 
1874, Brother John B. Brumbaugh, aged 
69 yeai-9, 11 months and 21 days. 

The deceased was a wm of our old and 
much esteemed brother David Brumbaugh 
of James Creek congregation, Pa. His dTs- 

easc was slow consumption, from which h* 
suffered some seven years. H13 Funeral 
services were attended to by Elder I .r k 
Millrrofthe Yellow Creek oongregaS 
in German, and by G. W. BrunTham'! in 
English. Text, HeU 0:28,20. ™"^'^ '^^ 

MA30N— In the Cold Water congregatiou 

Butler county Iowa, ou Feb 2ijrd I874' 

sister Francis C, wife of brother Gto' 

Mason; and daughter of brotlier Josenh 

and sister Sanih Rife, aged 33 years 7 

months and 99 days. Funeral attended 

by the writer aud others. The sister Uaj 

left an affectionate hnshnnd-and six huiall 

children and many relatives and friends lo 

mourn their loss; but not as those who huve 

no hope, as she lived a consistent member 

aud died in the faith of immortal glory. ' 

John F. Eikenberuy. 

{Companion, please eopy.l 

:W"HITMYER.— Killed by the cars in Clii- 
cagn, 111. On Feb. 17, Jacob, oldest sou 
of friend Jaeob, and Maria Whilmyer, 
aged 22 years. His body was also sent 
back to Laugrangc county, Ind., and inter- 
red OQ the liltli just., in Llie same graveyard. 
Ou the 16tb his parents received a totter 
when he was in good health, and washav : g 
ay time in Chicago; but on the 17tli a° 
disi>atcb camp, informing them that he wiis 
a corpse. Oh how horror-stricken the p;ir- 
euts must have felt. May this he a warning 
to all of those who put their dependence in 
some future time, aud may they solumuly 
rellect that they are fast h-isteuiug dowu to 
their graves, and prob.ably, unprepurcj. 
Honr solemn and awful would it he if tliey 
coidd not be aduiittcd into tliat glorious 
kingdoinwliich is prepared for all who love 
God and keep bis commandments, but have 
to sink never to A. Bo.moaudeneh. 
SHOOK. — lu the Cold water congregation, 
Floyd county Iowa, on Dec. 28th 18;3, 
sister Jlary consort of brother Abvaliam 
Siiook, dee d, (some 11 years ago; her age 
was 68 years, 3 months aud 1 day. 

Funeral from 1. Cor. 15: 57,'by W. J. 
H. Bauinan and the writer, to a congrega- 
tion, in our new stone uiectiug-house. Sis- 
ter Shook was v. motlier in Israel aud was 
worthy of imitation. J. F. EtiiENitEaRY. 
TILFORD.— At Grand Rapids, Michi-na, 
Anna, wife of John Tilford, aged 25 yrj., 
and 10 mouths. Her remains were scut 
back to Laugrangc county, Ind., where ber 
iulerinent took place on the I'Jth, aad her 
funeral services attended toby friend Gir- 
ard, Methedist minister. Text, 90th Psalm. 
The deceased belonged to the Uniled Bretli- 
ren Churcli. 

HOFFECKER.— nl tlie same place onJaa. 
31st'74., of a lingonug disease, sister Su- 
sannah Ilofieckcr, aged 49 years, 1 uw. 
and 6 days. 
This subject suffered very much paiu 
during herillncss, until she gave up the 
ghost. She bore ber afllictioa wilh great 
patience; she leaned upon Jesus, for ^lie 
looked for a city which halh a foundul; ''J. 
whose builder aud maker is Qo^. ^iie 
leaves a husband, wlio has been afflicted 
for ycai-8, and two daughters to mniirti 
their logs yet to the sister we hope gniit 
gain. May the good Lord sustain the I'e- 
leaved iamily in their affliction. 

Danikl Kelleu. 

SPLAWN.-^In the Hamilton congrcgntion 
Davis county, Mo., on Feb. 15Ui, lo'«i 
David S., son of brother Isaac and sister 
ElizaiJOtli Splawo, aged 6 months, less 1 
day . Funeral discourse by Geo. Wilwcr, 
from Job 1: 21. 

Another tender babe baa gone, 

To share those joys above; 
To wait for you who uow do mouru, 
. To bask in Jesus' love. 
Weep not, your loss is his gain, 

His troubles are all o'er;( 
Prove faithful, you shall meet agaui, 
On C.vnaau's happy shore. 

Wm. B. S ^ 


The district mMeting of vVestcrn 
Maryland, will be held at Browu-viUe 
Washington Co. Md. ou Tburslay tlie 
9th of April 1874, at 10 o'clock A M- 
Persons coming from Allegliany »^*>. 
will stop at Sandy Hook, 3 nuica belm^ 
Harpers Ferry then take the cars lor 
Hagerstown, Md. 4 miles on that roaa 
they will 6nd Brownsville .-situated. 
E. SliFBB' 


say to the readets of y^.^J 

most vabiabe paper tiuit (he *^'^^r' 
! iMeetingfor the middle distric 1 
! diana, will be held, the Lord wiIU'-^^ 
' in the North Manchester ConS[,J^^ 
I tion on the 17th of Aprd next, ifj ^^ 
coming by rail road will stop 
North Manchester,!^ niUcfroia^^ 
' place of meeiing. J. P- " "^ 



J. s. S-IIOKP. 

•Tis sweet to know tiler's a robe and palm 

AnJ crown, that waits for me, 
IVIifD Clirist again to earth sliall come, 

With imniortftlily. 

'Xis sweet to know the city of God 
Shall "Oon from licav'n descend, 

And scatter its glory aliroad 
Throus^ years that ne'er shall end 

'Tis sweet to know that life and light, 
Shall in that city reign ; 

Tli;U there shall come no shade of night 

Neither sorrow uor pain. 

'Tis sweet to know when we meet there. 

[fin ne'er can part a^'ain ; 
But in the coimtry, bright and fair, 

With Jesus wo shall reign. 

'Tis sweet to know the saints of God 

Shall there immortal be ; 
They'll rove those fields byth'^crystjil Btrcam 

IB the shade of life's tree. 

'Tis sweet to know though death and care, 

Jlay cloud our journey here, 
Ilia little while we'll rest o'er tbero 

'Mid eternity's cheer. 


The followiufi article we clip from a news- 
paper published at New York, and contains 
thoughts that should be carefully preserved 
nud piactically used by every family tha 
desire to make home happy. Thousands are 
sndly mistaken when they presuuie that 
wealth is the "chief corner stoue" oi hap- 

piness. - 

J. n. MooitE. 

Several miles out from the city, 
just iu tile edge ot'a village, stands a 
wliite Ixiiise with Kreeii lilinds. A 
pretty col. age home. Many a lime 
have we (i])ciicil ilie gale, passed iiilo 
tlie yard wliere tlie young wile had 
traiutd roics to cliinl) aud pinks to 
sjiread as iliey gave beauty ami 
fnigance lo a place which had liecome 
a worlvingmau's panidi-se. Ol'a Sat- 
urilay iiic;ht tlii-ie was indeed no place 
like hulue. A^o more happy )ilace 
than this hoin«, at iossl. Jt waslike 
Ijaskiiig in the mellow sunshine of 
God's smile to visit here and heliold 
wliat love, affection, industry aud 
rautiilence could do toward making 
lil'e beautiful beyond words. 

The owner of this cotiugo home 
was not a rich man, but no man had 
greater weallh. He was an honest 
hiau. His ej es were like the cush- 
ions on which angels bear infants to 
heaven, to soft, gentle and full of 
teiideriie.'..s were ther. His heart ever 
srerued more like some beautiful 
thought budding into liowerthan the 
tireua wherein struggle human pass- 
ions, so well bad lie contiolhd liini- 
se las did our Brother the waves 
jvhcu they obeyed His command to 
nestill. He lived to couoentraie hi.s 
we— to make home the dealest ami 
il'eswect^i place on earth, and the 
'«<^dude of hi., liie spread sunshine 
»" over aud about the dear ones wlio 
availed his coming. What God the 
E ™t chemist had jnined together, no 
''lent yet powerful influence had put 
"under for cur friend and the pure 
oumn from whom he drew so much 
"4'uatiou lived in the doorway of 
■^"beautiful belief that Home i.s 

loving hearts. 

alh^?'."''?'' ''"J' °""' ''ic"! labored 
ws ■'"'"• ^'^^ tl'C Ikther of ,]e- 
boi;« f"' a carpenter. He built 
of h ;''.°"""'sand used the reward 
liUhom^ T,""'', '"bor to beautify 
erenio.- -"■""''"e put nis moneyto 
ve ™-'"'r'^^' "'^" any miser ever 
He sinT"i °'' ®^>'°* ™"l<f "lenianJ 
iTm ell- '•"' ""^ "•"''-<'''■ "'^ btiilt. 
He ir ■ '"!°. * "'^gnificient manhood. 

•ered no V ""'"'■'' heaven, and frit 
■ii sin", ^''^'-'If-^ay in fretfulncs, 

on or condition in life. Heturn- 
"'^'Tengthtoprolit-his hfe to 


success— his vines to beautify his life 
and home. He planted contentment, 
and bounteous was the harvest of 
ha|ipiiies9 he reaped for he was dear- 
ly oeloved by a loving wife and three 
biautifu! eliildrjn. His wife was 
loving because she could not help lie- 
ing so. JIated, as well as married ,th(.ir 
(ivea went sweetly on like wedtjed 
rivulets singing their way to the sea. 

Their children wer-^ beautiful. 
They were conceived in love anil 
Imrn in the garden of complete confi- 
dence. While the weaver was at 
work iu his mysterious chamber, 
tliere were no storms, no fits of Uglv 
passion, no lowering skies, no cross'- 
ing of purposes and filling of hearts 
with agony to the tangling aud twist- 
ing aud wrapiag of life threads iu 
the unborn, so the little ones who 
came into the world were beautiful 
and dearly loved blessings. Would 
that we knew words iu which to con- 
vey ideas. Oh! that we could sit 
with all who are waiting to be par- 
ents and tell them how love beauti- 
fies, aud unkinducss to her who is to 
tie a mother, mats, scars and distorts 
the innocent till they come iuto the 
world laden with the seeds of misery 
lor their after lives on earth. When 
men know what men should know, 
and women live as women shouhi 
live, every child born to earth will 
be born to happiness. But not of 
this now. 

Our friend was au honi'St man. 
He dared be true to himself. He 
dared to be true to his manhood. 
He daretl to be true to t}ie woman 
iie loved. Few are the meu so bravo 
as he. His home heltl him by night 
as did Ills duty by tlay. He lived, 
r.ot to add to that insane throng 
which mistakes oxeilemeut for liappi- 
ness, but to aid his wife ar.d ids 
children to develop and grow in that 
strength of heart and soul which 
gives us positions in the ranks of 
those who are Go.d's companions in 
the Gardens of Ihe Gohien eternal. 

When the laborers of the day were 
over, he hastened to his cottage homo. 
He was welcomed on the way by 
those who^e little feet ran to meet, 
whose liltle lips did sweetly greet 
him. He was not too proud to play 
with his little ones. He was not too 
dignified to love Itis wife. He was 
not so groat as to make Ills home 
ones unhappy in the shadow of bis 
sclilsh ambition. He was a work- 
iugman, untitled on earth, but wear- 
ing on his heart the garter of the 
knighthood of God. He loved his 
children and they loved him, becausr 
he was good and his presence was i In- 
balmy air wafting them on to lasting 
aud ererlasllng happiness. — Pome.- 

^ *t j» t — 


\W fiu'l in lliuNc'W York OOsrrv- 
rr the ioilowing acltnin»l)le siitjges- 
ti.'US to our youth, so many ihous- 
;it:i]8 of'wiioiii are waiting fur rcmtiii- 
c'lfltive employnu'nt ; 

There are always hoys enongh in 
t.iie ii,arket, but some uf ilieni are oi 
liltle Tlie kibd that art; always 
wiiDteil are — 

i. Huue..t. G. Oheiifent. 

'2. Pure. 7. Sremlv. 

3. Jotelliirent. 8. OMii^inj,'. 

4. Active". 9. Polite. 

5. Induslriou?. 10. Neat. 

One thuusanil first-iate places art- 
opou for a tliousaiMl boys who come 
u[) to ti'.is reasonable standard. 

Eaf'h boy can suit his taste as to 
tlie kind ol' business lie would pre- 
fir. Tiie places are ready in every 
kind of occupation. 

Man •• I'f the?e pliioes of trade and 
art are already tilh.d by boys who 

lat;k flome of the most imporlant 
points, but they will soon be vagant. 

One has an office where the Ud who 
has the situation is losing his first 
point. lie likes to attend the sing- 
int: salcon and the theater. This costs 
more money tiian he ean allbrd, but 
somehow he manages to be there fre- 

His employers are quietly watch- 
ing to learn how he gets so mucti 
spending-money ; they will soon dis- 
eovera leak in the money drawer. an<l 
diteet tlie dishonei't boy, aud his 
place will be ready for some one who 
\^ now gettinj^ ready for it Iw oliserv- 
ing jMiint Xo. I, and being' truthful 
iu all his ways. 

Some situations will soon be vacant 
because the hoys have been poisoned 
by reading bad books, such as they 
would not diire to show their fathers 
and would be ashamed to have their 
mothers see. 

The impure thoughts aucfgested by 
the:'(' books will lead lo viciou.^ acts ; 
the boy.-* will ho ruined, and their 
places must be filled. 

Who will be ready for one of these 
vacauciea ? 

Distioftuished aud useful miuis- 
ters, skillful pliysicians, successful 
merchams, mn^t all sooa leave their 
places for somebody dse t') lill. One 
by one they are removed by death. 

Mind your leu points, boys; they 
will prepare you to tlep into vacau- 
eies Iu tilt' front rank. Every man 
who is worttiy to employ a boy is 
looking-for you if ^ou have these 

Do not fe;ir that you will he over- 
loo/ved. A young perj-on having 
llu-se qnalilies will sluuc as plaiidy 
as a star at night. 

We have named tun points lo go- 
toward making up tlie character of a 
^neocfslul bay, so liiat they can be 
very easily reniemuCred. You can 
iintigiiie one on each firigor, and .^o 
keep them in mind ; they will be 
worth' more than diamond rings, and 
yiMi will then never be ashamed "to 
f^how vonr hand." 


Tiiere are threi' tli'uga all young 
people should strive to avoid. Bad 
thougiU^, bad words and bftd deeds. 
A ijid thought is like poi.-.on in the 
mind, and the longer it remains there 
tlie more injury it will do. Tiie bite 
of a serpent, or a mad dog, is not 
more deadly. Strive then to keep 
all bad thoughts out of your mind; 
fear them, shun ihem, fight, against 
them, and G-irnestly pray to he kept 
free from them. Bad thou^lits usu- 
ally lead to bad words, and bad words 
will (purely briug him that uses tliem 
into great trouble. Tliey creep 
through the ear into the heart, and 
lead us to break Goil's command- 
meals; heuce j'ou must carefully 
close your ears agaiiiit bad words, 
and flee from those tliat use them us 
von would from a pcslilenee. Bad 
decd> follow bad ihuuglns and bad 
wop!.--. Bad thoughts entered into the 
heart of the first boy that was ever 
born and the result was that he hilled 
his brother. Keep bad thoughts out 
of your tnJnd aiiil you will be sure to 
■u>-e no I)ad words, aud if you use no 
bad words, you may be kept from do- 
ing bad deeds. Quench tUe first 
sp.irk aud you will save the hou^e 
from being sot on fire. Subdue the 
first evil thought aud you will be 

sure to do do bad deed. Good 

, thoughts are the source of every 
thing eUe that is good- therefore 
keep good thoughts in your niiud, 
^ and you will not be troubled with 
I those three hurtful things, bad 
' thoughts, had words, aud de»ds. 
Daniel Miller. 
Manon Colnd. 


Manners are more inipoTlaut than 
money. A boy who is polite and 
pleasant in Ids manners, will always 
have friends, and will not often make 
enemies. Good behavior is essential 
to prosperity. A boy feels well 
when he doej> well. If you wi.ih to 
make everrhody pleasant about you 
and gain fi-iends wherever you go, 
cultivale good manners. Man^^ boys 
have pleasant manners for company, 
and ugly manners for home. 

Wc visitid a small railroad town, 
not long since, and vere met at the 
dppot by a little boy about eleven op 
twelve years, who cnlcrtaiucd and 
c;U'ed for us, in the absence of his 
father, with as much politt, attention 
and thoughtful e.-ire as the most cul- 
tivated genilf-man could have done. 
We said to bib mother, before wcleft 
her homo, "Vou are greatly blessed 
iu your son, he is so attentive and 

*'Yes," she said : — "I ean always 
depend on Charley when his fatl.'cr'is 
absent. lie \e a great help and com- 
fort to me." She said this as if it 
did her heart good to ackuowledge 
the cleverness of her "^oii. 

The best manners coatso little, and 
are worth so much, that every hoy 
ean have lliein. — Chili!rca*s Ailvo- 


A ompany of boys were playing 
very earno-.;ly one day, aud wore evi- 
dently enjoying th( luselves finely. 
One, in j articular, seemed to be the 
hader of their sporl.5, and hid wliole 
heart was in the play. 

Just as he wa.s proposing a new 
game, aid instructing his comrades 
about it, a ncighhoririg wiudow was 
thrown up, and a sweet, gentle voice 
called : 

"Charley, your father wants yoti." 

TJjC window was closed at once, 
and the gcnile lady immediately 
withrlrcw. iioi even slopping i<t see 
whetiier Charley heard, much less to 
ask 1dm if he was coming. 

The boy was so busily playing that 
it seemed doubtful if the motlier'a 
(luiet voice wr»u!d reach his ear, but 
she knew her hoy, and the words hijd 
liardly escaped her lips before every- 
ihinif was <lropped, playmates and 
play forsaken, and Charley wns with- 
in doors, iu iutswer to the call. 

1 think I have aocn a boy some- 
where who dues not ((bey quite like D ■ you know what his nauie 
is ? — Lilt/e Christian. 

MviiMVii at nothing ; if our ills are 
irreparable, il is ungrateful; if re- 
mediless, it is vaiu. A Chrisiaiu 
builds his fortitude on a better found- 
ation than stoicism ; he is pleased 
witfi everything that happens, be- 
cause he knows it could nut happen 
unless it had fir^t pka^ed God, aud 
that which pleases llim inu^t be the 
best. He is assured that no new 
thing can befall him, and that Ijc is 
in the hands of a Father who will 
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VOL. 5. 

HUNTINGDON, PA., MAECH, 10, 1874. 




My bearl was sfld and burdened. 

Anrl cures full constant flowed; 
As imisins I proceeded 

Along Ilic lonely road. 
AH nfttriro sou^lit to cliecr me, 

The ponestrrs in the trees. 
Poured forth their sweetest carols 

Upon the summer breeze. 
The flowers cast their fragrance 

Alhw.irt my gloomy path; 
In vain they strove to lure me, — 

1 trod the vale of death. 
My snul imbibed the waters 

Of sorrow's bitter stream; 
I fancied hell was real. 

And Heaven but a dream. 
Oh how 1 longed to enter 

Some less uncertain state, 
Whpre mortals are not laden 

With guilt's depiCKsiog weight. 
While thus I lelt the arrows 

That pierce the wayward heart, 
A voice said, Oh! so softly, 

"Choose ye the better part.'' 

Eocnurav'cd thus, I lifted 

From earth my tearful eye, 
Whenio! a form of beauty 

My vision did descry. 
Hi's rnbo the lily rivaled. 

That blooms in Eden's bowers; 
His breath the .spicy essence 

Of twice ten thousand flowers. 
TVIiilst from His person issued 

A stream of glorious light; 
That day's full glare exceeded 

Aa noontide does the night. 
As to me he extended 

Hi5 laeurated hand; 
1 f';lt my gloom departing. 

As 'nentb ii fairy's wand. 

Tlicn fiilHns down before Him, 

I kissed Mis sacred feet; 
While Winds of sweetest import, 

Hy hst'uing car did greet. 

Tlio joys tiiat greet the faithful 

H;ud bythe golden throne, 
Hf said should swell my bosom 

If I His cause would own. 
Ami if my feeble powers 

Would .;elebrate His praise ; 
A crowr should grace my forehead, 

Throu:;Uout eternal days. 
A h:irp attuned by angela. 

He placid within my hand; 
And bade me sing of .Tesus 

Throughout my native laud. 
And whfu the dark-winged angel 

Shall bear my soul away; 
I '' ^iiig wlipu night's dark shadows 

Ne'er Mot the faco of day. 



lli fl""°s^l l'>ee to buy of me gold tried in 
jj~ °rt--, that thou raayest be rich. Rev 3: 

■^"I'n, that beloved disciple, saw in 
a vision, whil« on (lie Me of Pat- 
J^"S, the lamentable comlition of thf 

'»rch at Laodicea ; ami was r€«^ucst- 
«'■ 'o wrii{. tjj them Hud apprise them 
Of the danger they were in. This 
'-"""■ch, no '.doubt, wxs rstHblisiied 
"I'on the same Kasie that Hhe other 
^'eu Churches of Asia were, and 
I'nt-e we have no evidence to the con- 
f^ry, We may reasonably conclude, 

at they observed the commands 
'a»cl down hv the great La^ Giver. 
^"Bl'ort, they had the form of godli- 
J"» hut not the essence thereof, b^ 
^^e tbey were found to be in a 

lukewarm condition, and did not 
manifest that zeal which actuates the 
Children of God. They were rich in 
their own estimation, and said they 
were increased with goods, and Wcre 
in need of nothing ; yet they did not 
possess tfeft true ricbes, that emanates 
from Geil. Therefore, " I counsel 
thee to buy of me gold tried in the 
fire," which is an emblem of the 
true riches, which have stood the test 
for eighteen-huudred years, through 
the fiery ordeal of pfersecution, and 
has not in the least changed i*^8 bril- 
liancy, unto the present day. 

It has however, been so snccssfidly 
cotmterfeiled by the corahiiied etTorip 
of men and devils, tl)ac it is some- 
times hard tn detect, except when fi- 
ery persecutions arise, when it wi'l 
vanish away like dew before tlie 
morning sun. It is an easy matter 
lo be a Christian in the eyes of (he 
world, when all goes well, but the 
heart of man is deceitful, and wi'^ked 
fliiove all things. This spurious coin, 
which the world terras " religion," 
has been so artfully modeled and re- 
modeled, and sown broadcast over 
the world, that all can Ik- accommo- 
dated in their own peculiar way. It 
is no uncommon fhin^ to hear it said 
that, a man i.s jnetified in doing as he 
l)eheve5 ; and this sentiment has be- 
come so popular, that the so-called 
Evangelical Allianceattempts tn con- 
tolidate the different sects, that by so 
doing they may bring forth a Goliah 
who will defy the armies of the liv- 
ing God, and teach fordoctrines, the 
cemmandments of men, and need we 
wonder, for the enemy himself hflfl 
has put on the garb of righteousness? 
0, then. Brethren, let ns be on 
onr guard, and not loiter by the way, 
but double our diligetice in the Ma-*- 
ter'e can^e, that we may not be found 
in that lukewarm eonditioti, which 
iss9 grievious in the sight of the 
Lord, for nothing but the pure and 
undefiled religion, will stand at the 
coming Day. Then let us make no 
compromise with the enemy, but be j 
strong in the Lord, and in the pow- 1 
er of His might, and put on the whole i 
armour of God, that we may be able ; 
to stand against the wiles of thedcv- I 
il, for we wrestle not against flesh , 
and blood, but against the principal- I 
ities, powers, anil ii^aitiflt the rulers I 
of the darkness of this worM, against \ 
spiritual wickedness in high place'*, , 
for the enemy with all his host, itands | 
ready to make a charge ut our ranks, 
and take us captive at his will, bnt 
if we stand firm upon that rock I 
Christ Jesus, we sliall be able to come I 
out conquerors and more than conq- | 
nors through liim that loved us. | 

J(jhn Hart. 

CocalumaSj Fa. 

[ FOtt THltPlLOniW.l 

When I view th e subject of pride in 
the Gospel light I am constrained to 
believe that it is one of the great evils 
of our day, and a device of satan, the 
adversary of the soul, by which man is 
drawn away from his Creator and from 
the path of duty and rectitude. We learn 
from the sacred pag« that it is an evil 
that proceeds out of the licart of man, 
and I truly believe it is made manifest 
in many and various ways, which I will 
not here denominate. However we also 
find that pride is not of the Father but 
of tlie world, and consequently must 
also perish with the world. If then the 
pride of life proceeds from the heart of 
man and belongs to the world, it is at 
once evident ihat it is an nb( niination 
in the sight of God. For it is said in 
the word of truth that God knows the 
heart, and alan, "that which is highly 
esteemed among men is an abomination 
in the pight of God." We should also 
give an ear to Paul's letter U^ his Ro- 
man brethren where he says, "and be 
not conformed to this word ; bnt be ye 
transformed by the renewing of your 
minds, that ye may prove wh^t ia that 
good, and acceplahle, and perfect will 
of God. And again, "Mind not high 
things but condescend to men of low 
rstate." We can nowhere find in the 
book of divine revelation-) that God de- 
liehts in pride, hut on the contrary it 
is said that he will resist the proud, but 
give grace to the humble. If such then 
is the case I can arrive at no other con- 
cluvion than that the true followpx-r. of 
Christ must deny himself of all l!ie 
vain and foolish fashions of this world, 
for h« will find no room on liis narrow 
way to indulge in pride under any of 
its different aspects. He should even 
abstnin from the very appearance of this 
great and growjug evil. I have said 
growing evil, from the fact that I do 
believe it is continually swelling, and 
that in the Church. But no wonder, 
because we will occasionally hear breth 
ren and sisters nrgue the case and say 
that it mattcr^i not so much hr>w we 
dre-^8 if only the heart is right, soaanot 
to pride with it. This I coDsidcr un- 
phitosophical reasoning, from the fact 
that I candidly believe that the appear- 
ance of the ontward man will harmoa- 
ixe with the inner man. So then let 
us who profesB to have put on Christ 
shun this ^'rowing evil and put on the 
whole armour of light, and let our light 
eo shine before men that they may see 
our good works, and thereby glorify 
our Father which i-^ in Iieaven. We are 
not to put our light under a bushel but 
on a candle-stick. We should be very 
cautious in this respect, see that we do 
not l)ecome detrimental to the cause of 
Christ, for I do believe that pride is a 

hindrance lo the progress of ti.e 
Church of Christ, and therefore should 
be more strongly and firmly opposed 
by those wlio have the oversight of the 
Church. In C'nclusion I will yet say 
that I truly be'ieve, if every member 
rf the Church would strictly adhere to 
his baptismal vow, whenin iie renounc- 
ed Satan w t'l all his pernicious ways, 
that pride would be a stranger in the' 

S. P. Beiman. 
Berlin Pa. 


A poor widow in her [>enury al- 
lowed herself the luxury of a half- 
liour's caudle-light after her toilsome 
day was done; and this was that she 
might read her precious Bible, Kx- 
perience had taught her how far it 
would hum in a half-hour. So it M-as 
her custom to light it fur a few mo- 
ments, and r'-ad such a por;:on as she 
thought she could ri'iuemher; then to 
blow out her li^^ht and tliink over 
what she had read. So s!ie continued 
until the mark on her ran<lle was 

Such meditationa, joined withhura- 
l)Ie prayer, could not fail to extract 
the pure honey fmrn tli" honeycomb. 
The joy of the evenit:g's feast more 
than made amends for all (he day's 
ilia. She lived the truths she had 
thus made her own ; and was truly 
•' might)' in the ScTiptnres." 

We can never gain the Gospel gold 
except we delve fur it. Cireles-j read- 
ing ovora chapter or two will never 
secure it. Better one verse with 
meditation, than thi; whole bo >k read 
tiioughtlessly. — The Christian. 

Never be .sorry of a genert>«s 

tiling that you ever did, even if it 
wasbelravcd. Never he sorry that 
you were magnanimous, if the man 
was mean afterwards. Never besor- 
ry that you gave. It was right for 
you to give, even if you were impos- 
ed upon. Yon CAM not aifurd to keep 
on the safe side by being mean. 

We cannot sec the twinings 

In God*» I'ltij^ coid oflove ; 
We cannot trace the windings 

By matchless wisdom wove. 
E'en asa skciii, wlicn raveled^ 

Still h'dds t:i<- bidden end, 
So love's uiysteiious windings. 

Around our foolst-ps blend. 

Ae the earth la but a point oona- 
pared with the heavens, so arc earth- 
ly troubles compared with heavenly 
Joj'B- ^^ 

Temptations are a file which rub 
oft' much of the rust of our self- confi- 
dence. — Fenelo% 

To Uie natural man, Time is the 
substance, Eternity the shadow ; to 
the spiritual man, Eternity is the 
substance, Time the shadow. 




Let no man deceive you; ho thai doelli 
rightoousnes 'm righteoud, even as lie is 
nyhteous— I John 3 : 7. 

Tde person sjiokeii of in the text 
Ijy the pninoun Jle 1« the LonI Jesus 
Chrisi, who Hiinaelf was, and cun- 
tiuues to be tlie righteouBiiess ot Goil, 
for he was raade oi'GoJ unto U3 wis- 
dom, au'i righteousness, and aancti- 
tication, and redemption. The old 
jiaxoa word for ri>;hteou8 was, ri(/ht^ 
wise ; that is, rif/ht an<l wise. Tiie 
word means ju^t, according to the 
divine law, and when applied to pa-- 
sonSf it denotes one wiio is holy in 
heart, and obdervant of the divine 
commands lu practice. The right- 
eoufl in Scripture, denote the servantu 
of God, the sninlH. Rightei-Usnews is 
purity of heart and rectitude of iife ; 
conformity of hc;irt and life to the 
divine law, as used in Scripture and 
theology, (in which it is chietiy used), 
is nearly Cfinivoicnt to holinos'), com- 
prehending holy principles and atTee- 
lioiis of heart, and conformity of lift; 
to the divine law. It includes all 
we call justice, honesty and virtue, 
with holy affections, in short, it is 
true religion. (Webster.) All the'^e 
traits of obedience were i>ci-fect 
the Lord Jesus; for " Though he 
were a Son, yet learned he obedience 
by the things which he surtered, and 
being made perfiict, be became the 
author oi eternal walvation to .ill 
those who obey him." And now. all 
fhnt do rigliteousno;.-*, are and will be 
righteous, even us he in righteous. 

Looking at him as an example for 
imitation, wo find him declaring tliat 
he and the Father arc one; and lliat 
he came not lo do his own will, hut 
the will of the Fullicr who sent him ; 
ond that ihe words hcapalto were not 
his but the Kathor's, wlio liad given 
him a cummandnu'nt what he should 
syrak, and what lie should do. And 
1 know that his commandment is life 
everlasting. There is no Instance 
ou record that he evor "'efused to ilo 
his Fatlicr'ft will. Wlieu it wa? the 
Faliier's will that hi' slionld become 
poor, that the lost would throui;h his 
poverty be made rich, he emptied 
himself uf all the glory he had with 
tlie Kather and hecanio ijoorcr than 
the birds of the air, and the foxes of 
the forest. When it was !iis Father's 
will that all righteousness should be 
fulfilled in his bapli^oi, he went 
down into the flowing stream of Jor- 
dan, and coming up out of the wat>;r 
the Heavens were opened, au"! the 
spirit in the bodily form of a dove 
lighting (Ui him, while tlie voice of 
the Father acknowledgeil him to be 
his Son in whom he was well ple.i*ed. 
And wlien it was \Uc will of the 
Father that he must undergo the anx- 
iety of a bloody sweat, ant! the igno- 
minious death of the cro>s, he merely 
in earnest pmyer, awked ibe Father if 
it were possible thai (hat bitter cup 
might pass from biin without his 
drinking it; nevertheless not my will 
but thiile be done. In i>boilieMee to 
bis Father's coiumand?, and will, is 
hi righteous. Kveu so now, all who 
are one with him, being elnhlren of 
(Jod by faith in (^hrisi Jesus, ami 
who are baptized into him, put him 
on, and become obedietit lo him in all 
things ; walking in ail his comaiand 

may walk in them intelligently, be- 
ginning with the first principles of 
the doctrine of Christ, repentance 
from dead works, faith in God and 
baptism. That is, after repentance 
and faith, to be baptized in tne name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost; three actions to 
make one evangelical baptism 

we will eat the Lord's Supper with 
you, and you with us. We will breai< 
the bread and drink the cup of the 
Coramuniou of the body aud blood 
of Christ with you; we will greet 
you with the brotherly kissofc.iar- 
ity. In short we will help you to do 
all the commandments of iht Lord as 
taught in the Scriptures, and so help 

three separate aud distinct persons [ you to do all lighteousness that you 

the trinity make and constitute 
one God. As St. Ambrose says, when 
we are baptized we are three times 
dipped that the mystery of tlie trini- 
ty may m')re fully appear. A mys- 
t-;rv however the wor'dly wise know 
nothing of, but is revealed unto the 
babes in Christ, even so Father, for 
flO it seemed good in thy sight; *"r 
which we thank God and take cour- 
a'C. being thus evangelically bro't 
into the Cuurcb of God, and in it 
keep, and observe all the command- 
ment and ordinances of the Lord 
lilameless we do righteousness, aud 
are dedftred to be righteous, even as 
he, Jesus is righteous. And God by 
the projjhet says, "Say ye to the 
righteous it shall he well with them, 
nnd to the wicked that it shall be ill 
Willi them." Solomon beautifully 
portrays tlie final ending of the right- 
eous and the wicked. He 8ays,"Tiien 
shall the righteous man stand in j 
gri'at boldness before the face of such 
as have afflicted him. When thev 
(the kicked) see it, they shall be 
iroulded with terrible fear, and shall 
be amazed at the simngeness of his 
salvation, so far beyond all that they 
looked for. And they repenting aud 
groaning for anguish of spirit say 
within themselves, TliH was he wluini 
we had sometimes in derision, and a 
[)roverb of reproach ; We fools ac- 
counted his life madness, and his end 
to he without houor; How is he 
numbered among the children ofGod, 
and his lot i'» among the saints, there- 
fiire have we erred from the wav of 
truth, and the light of righteousness 
hath not shined unto us, and the sun 
of righteousness rose not upon us. 
Wc wearied ouraclves in the way of 
vvickediiess and destrueiiou ; yea we 
have gone through deserts, where 
lay no way, but as for the way of the 
Lord, we, have not known it. What 
hath priile profiled usV or what j^ond 
hath riches with one vaunting bro"t 
us? All these things are passed away 
like a shadow, and as a post thilhas 
teih by." 

Here dear reader yon have the 
righteiius and the wicked trutlifnlly 
set before you. Will you hesitite 
wliicli of ihe two you will chouse tn 
be? If you cast yoiir lot with the 
righieons yon may endure the i^CjH? 
ol the wickeil for a litile while, hut 
the end will be grand. Rut if V"U 
chois>' to i;o with the wicked to cn- 
jov iboir filse ami deUisivo pleasuie* 
for but a very shorl season, you will 
have "o endure your owa repelUing^, 
grounini^s and anguish of soul t*ir 
ever. Tben in tiie language of .Mo- 
ses lu \\\^ faihor-in-law, let me iuviie 
you to come and «;o along with ns 
and we will do you good ; i'lV the 
Lord has epokon good canccruing 
them that do Ins righteousness. The 
Urethren are the oidi/ pcopte who will 
helpyou todoall rigliteOusness ; with 
Mr*;! fjfi'y ran you do. keep, nnd oV 

may be righteous even as Jesus i 
righteous, and be saved. Then 
"Come give us your UaniJ,aQd tho Savior 

your lieart, 
Aud trusting in Heaven, wc never shall 

O, how can we leave you ? Why will you 

not come ? 
We'll jouruey together, aud soon be at 


I>. P. Sayler. 

[Fortlio PiLQiusr.] 


No doubt some of the readers of 
the I'lLGHiM have heard more or less 
in regard to tlie crusade of the wo- 
men of Ohio, especially here of south- 
western Ohio, again-it the sellers of 
intoxicating drinks. Theerosade be 
gan about the beginning ut" the New 
Year and continues with unabated 
interest at many places, while at oth- 
ers the saloons have all been closed. 
Up to about a week agn.ln 24 towns, 
out of 184 saloons, lOD liad been 
closed and 75 remained open; aud 
out of 26 drug stores, wliich have 
been reputed to sell liquors, 22 ha<) 
ceased to sell and 4 continued. This 
shows that in 24 towns, 131 places